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Joey Kovar of Real World is dead

The 29-year-old bodybuilder and aspiring actor was found with blood coming from his nose and ears

  • Los Angeles Times
  • Published: 14:13 August 18, 2012
  • Tabloid

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  • Joey Kovar is shown in a scene from his appearance on the reality television series "Celebrity Rehab 3 with Dr. Drew" on the VH1 cable network in this undated publicity photograph. Kovar, who also appeared in MTV's reality series "Real World Hollywood", was found dead at a friend's home in Chicago August 17, 2012 according to a statement from MTV. REUTERS/Courtesy VH1/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Joey Kovar, the “Real World: Hollywood” cast member who went to rehab in this middle of the reality show’s cycle in 2008, was reportedly found dead Friday morning at a friend’s home in the Chicago area.

The 29-year-old bodybuilder and aspiring actor was found with blood coming from his nose and ears and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ, which first reported the news.

Family members suspect drugs were involved, the website said.

Kovar, who appeared on the third “Celebrity Rehab” season in 2010, discussed his feelings about cocaine in his exit interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky, in which he admitted he had dreams about doing the drug.

“I want this, but at the same time, I’m not going to make any false ... promises,” Kovar said.

“I’m not going to tell you. ‘I’m going to be sober,’ ‘cause I don’t know.”

Kovar was on the 20th cycle of “The Real World,” now in its 27th incarnation with “Real World: St. Thomas.”

The show places a diverse group of people together in a communal living situation in various locations around the world.

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