Joey Kovar, an aspiring actor and former reality star who appeared on Real World: Hollywood and Celebrity Rehab 3, was found dead early this morning in a Chicago home. It appears he may have suffered a drug overdose. Kovar was 29.
TMZ reports a friend found Kovar unresponsive with blood trickling from his ears and nose. Kovar was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately available.
Kovar’s struggle with drug and alcohol abuse was featured on the 2008 season of Real World. He left midway through the season to enter rehab. Kovar returned to the show briefly, but left a second time to protect himself from a relapse. He sought help for cocaine and ecstasy addiction two years later on Celebrity Rehab.