Real World: Hollywood Star Joey Kovar Dead at 29

Celebrity News Aug. 17, 2012 AT 2:35PM
Joey Kovar Joey Kovar Credit: Art Streiber/MTV

Fans of MTV's The Real World are mourning the loss of Hollywood season alum Joey Kovar, who was found dead Friday in Chicago, according to TMZ. He was 29.

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Discovered by a female friend at a home near Chicago, the former reality star is said to have had blood coming out of his ears and nose. Authorities dispatched to the home following a 911 call pronounced him dead on the scene.

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According to TMZ, family members believe drugs played a role in the death of Kovar, who famously sought help for cocaine and ecstasy addiction during a 2010 stint on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.

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He also entered treatment midway through his stint on MTV's The Real World: Hollywood in 2008, where he came clean about his addiction for the first time after his roommates staged an intervention.

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