Givens passed away late Friday, hours after he struggled to see and speak when his family visited, TMZ reported. He was 33.
Givens had been battling stage 4 colon cancer since he was diagnosed in 2013, according to TMZ.
He briefly went into remission after a surgery to remove tumors from his liver and rectum. He was placed on chemotherapy when the cancer came back.
Givens said doctors stopped the treatment two months ago because “none of it works anymore.” He hoped a clinical trial would target his tumors.
His condition worsened last month after a fall confined him to his bed, TMZ said. He tweeted about not feeling well on Jan 9.
Givens and his brother Kamal (Chance) Givens starred in the 2009 dating show “Real Chance of Love.” Fifteen women competed for their hearts in more than 11 episodes.
The show was a spinoff of VH1’s “I Love New York,” in which the brothers, who called themselves the “stallionaires” fought for the affection of Tiffany (New York) Pollard.
Givens was described as a “prince” and a “gentleman with a soft, romantic side” on VH1’s website.
“By(e) to my favorite guy in this whole world,” his brother Kamal (Chance) Givens wrote on Instagram next to a picture of him crying Saturday morning. “Words can’t describe my pain.”
Source: NY Daily News