Extremely sad news today: Reality star Joey Kovar was found dead at a friend’s home in Chicago today, TMZ reports. Kovar appeared on The Real World: Hollywood in 2008. According to TMZ, Kovar was bleeding from the nose and ears and his friends suspect drugs may have played a role in his death.
The Chicago, Illinois resident left the 20th season of Real World to enter rehab, saying at the time, “I don’t mean to be that guy… I’ve been dealing with it a couple years now… I come here [on the show and] boom, here comes the monster, again.”
Kovar also sought treatment for cocaine and ecstasy on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2009, where he hoped to clean up in anticipation of the birth of his child.