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Goodbye

Mary-Ellis Bunim

EW Remembers Mary-Ellis Bunim

In the world of reality TV, Mary-Ellis Bunim was Eve. With Jonathan Murray, her longtime business partner, Bunim, 57, who died of cancer Jan. 29 in L.A., created MTV's The Real World, Road Rules, Making the Band, and, most recently, Fox's The Simple Life. ''Mary-Ellis was a one-in-a-million partner and friend,'' says Murray, ''and I will always treasure our incredible years of collaboration.''

Originally posted Feb 13, 2004 Published in issue #751 Feb 13, 2004 Order article reprints