Family members allegedly believe drugs are to blame for the death of Kovar, who sought help for cocaine and ecstasy addiction in 2010 on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.'Joey Kovar, the star of MTV’s “Real World: Hollywood,” was found dead at a friend’s home in Chicago Friday morning, according to TMZ. He was 29.
A female friend reportedly discovered the former reality star and noticed blood coming out of his ears and nose. Authorities dispatched to the residence following a 911 call pronounced Kovar dead on the scene, TMZ reports.
Family members allegedly believe drugs are to blame for the death of Kovar, who sought help for cocaine and ecstasy addiction in 2010 on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.”
"MTV is deeply saddened to learn that Joey Kovar of 'The Real World: Hollywood' has passed away. We offer our sympathies to Joey's loved ones, friends and fans," the network said in a statement on Friday.
During his time on the “Real World” in 2008, Kovar checked into a treatment facility for alcohol and drugs after his roommates staged an intervention. It was during this time when he publicly admitted his struggles with substance abuse.