Reality star Joey Kovar has been found dead at the age of 29. The cause of death is believed to be drug related. Kovar starred in MTV’s Real World: Hollywood. The network offered its condolences, “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, family and friends.”
Joey battled addictions while filming the reality show in 2008. He had exited the house to enter rehab and later returned. Ultimately, he left the show altogether to avoid potential relapse. He appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2009, but relapsed after with ecstasy and cocaine.
On Thursday night, Kovar stayed at Stacey Achterhof’s house where he popped Viagra on top of a mixture of cocaine and alcohol. The police who found him suspected he suffered from an aneurysm. The toxicology report won’t come back for weeks, so the official details are still blurry.
Rest in peace Joey Kovar. We send our condolences.