Reality star Michael Fortunato dies at 26
October 16th, 2013 3:01am EDT
U.S. reality TV star Michael Fortunato has died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 26.
Fortunato, who appeared on season two of MTV's Catfish: The TV Show, passed away on Saturday (12Oct13) in Hartford, Connecticut.
Fortunato's sister, Gena, confirmed the news to MTV, explaining that he was driving to a hospital when he swerved and hit a fence. Two hours later, she received news that he had passed away.
A spokesperson from the local medical examiner's office states Fortunato died from a pulmonary embolism resulting from deep vein thrombosis.
The New Jersey native was featured in an episode of the Internet dating investigation series which aired last month (Sep13), where his online-only girlfriend of seven years, Ashley Sawyer, called upon the help of the series' hosts to bring her to Fortunato in person for the very first time.
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