Matthew, better known as “Santos” to fans of the show, was noted for being one of the more comical cast members during the show’s history, always pandering for a genuine laugh and coining a few glamorous catchphrases along the way.
1G5G writes on Facebook:
It is with profound sadness that we share in the sudden passing of Matthew Santos. As a colleague and friend to MTV, Matthew was a generous, kind, and spirited individual of whom we will always hold wonderful memories. As part of the cast of 1 girl 5 gays, Matthew embodied a bold originality and fearless individuality so rarely seen, but so greatly appreciated. Through his honesty and candour, he bravely demonstrated the importance of living life on your own terms. Matthew shunned the ordinary, and because of that, became extraordinary. How very lucky we all are to have known him. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and boyfriend Taurel.
The cause of death hast not been listed.