Diem Brown died on November 14, after a long battle with cancer. The former MTV star exemplified courage and fortitude during her illness, inspiring a great many. There’s an MTV special We Heart Diem on MTV on Tuesday at 9pm. Her one-time co-star Davis Mallory wrote the song “Beautiful Girls (Diem’s Song)–A Tribute to MTV Star Diem” in honor of the occasion, posting it to honor his friend.
Mallory’s heart-tugging lyrics, playing behind carefree images of Diem back in the day, include: “Because beautiful girls ain’t supposed to die young / They were born to fly, they were meant to run / It’s not the way it’s supposed to be / Taking someone like you away from me.”