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Chris 'CT' Tamburello Pays Tribute To His 'Angel' Diem Brown [UPDATED]

See how the 'Challenge' veteran honored the woman he calls the love of his life.

Update: Following an outpouring of support, CT shared the Instagram photo below with the following message:

Chris "CT" Tamburello's Instagram

Hello everyone, My family, and I, want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and kind words you all have shown me during the hardest time of my life. I honestly did not expect to receive so much support. I am going to take some time for myself. And before I go, I thought it was appropriate to let everyone know that you are all appreciated. Thank you so very much!

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Chris "CT" Tamburello has honored the memory of his longtime love Diem Brown -- who died on Friday at the age of 32 after a third battle with cancer -- with a moving and poignant tribute.

Related: Diem Brown Remembered As 'Dancing Angel,' 'Cancer Crusher' At New York City Funeral

Chris '‘CT' Tamburello's Instagram

"You have always been My Angel," the "Challenge" veteran eloquently wrote on Instagram along with a photo of a prayer card from Diem's funeral, a rosary and a ring. "And now you have your wings."

The Massachusetts native then reflected on their extraordinary relationship, which began after they met on "The Duel" in 2006. "We've been thru so much over the years. Thru the ups and downs we somehow managed to keep our promise. We never gave up on each other. Our plan to be together forever hasn't changed... it's just going to take a little longer now.

Chris "CT" Tamburello's Instagram

"And I'm going to hold onto this ring for you till we are together again," CT continued. "So don't worry mama, I'm not afraid. I know you will always be with me to give me your strength. You are The Love of My Life. My reason to be a better man. I Love You Always and Forever."

Related: Photo: Chris 'CT' Tamburello Lies At Longtime Love Diem Brown's Hospital Bedside

Our thoughts are with CT, as well as with Diem's loved ones, during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, Brown's family asked that donations be made to medgift.com/diemsnextchallenge.

Relive their beautiful connection with this special moment from "The Duel":