Joey Kovar of ‘Real World,’ ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Dead at 29

Joey Kovar, who attended rehab on "The Real World" and battled addiction on "Celebrity Rehab," found dead in a friend's home

Last Updated: November 1, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

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.

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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.”