Joey Kovar, cast member of “The Real World: Hollywood,” was found dead Friday morning. He was 29.
Kovar was staying at a friend’s house in the Chicago area, according to TMZ. A female friend who found his body noticed blood running out of Kovar’s ears and nose, and called 911. He was pronounced dead at the scene by responders.
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TMZ reports that Kovar’s family suspect that drugs are to blame for his death, which wouldn’t be surprising; his “Real World: Hollywood” stint was punctuated by a stay in rehab for drugs and alcohol.
Kovar also sought treatment for cocaine and Ecstasy on “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.”
Fellow “Celebrity Rehab” alum Jennifer Gimenez expressed her sympathy in a statement, saying that her “heart breaks” for Kovar.
“My heart breaks for yet another one of our ‘Celeb Rehab’/’Sober House’ family members who has fallen victim to this disease,” Gimenez said. “My prayers go out to his family friends.”