It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I report to you Ahmad “Real” Givens has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 33.

The former VH1 reality TV star was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in March 2013 and immediately began treatment to save his life.

At one point, Real appeared to be making progress with his treatments and he was taken off of one of his chemo treatments because his tumors had shrunk tremendously.

However, in October, Ahmad’s cancer had spread and was worsening in his liver and lungs.

PRAYERS UP: Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens Suffers Cancer Setback But Is Still Fighting! (Video)

In December, Real, who gave his fans frequent updates along his battle, posted a photo of a scar on his stomach from a surgery he underwent to remove tumors. But, he also informed his fans that he was completely taken off of chemo because it wasn’t working anymore.

Unfortunately, things began to take a turn for the worse by January.

On his birthday, (January 2) Real thanked his fans for the love and shared a photo of his mom and grandmother loving on him as he lay in bed fighting for his life.

Ahmad “Real” Givens’ last post was on February 15. It was a photo of him and his brother, Chance, fist-bumping.

Love you to @stallionaireschance bro 4 Eva!

A photo posted by Ahmad Givens (@realstallionaire) on

On Saturday morning, Chance informed the world that heaven has gained another angel.

I send my deepest condolences, love, and prayers to the Givens family.

Rest in paradise, Ahmad.