'Real World' Star Joey Kovar Dead At 29

Real Worldstar Joey Kovar Dead 29

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'Real World: Hollywood' star Joey Kovar was found dead on Friday (August 17) in his native Chicago, MTV News has confirmed. The reality star and aspiring actor was 29.

A spokesperson for the network issued a statement shortly after the tragic news: 'MTV is deeply saddened to learn that Joey Kovar of 'The Real World: Hollywood' has passed away, adding, 'We offer our sympathies to Joey's loved ones, friends and fans.'

Kovar was found at his friend's house and it's believed his death is linked to drugs, according to a report on Remote Control blog during his time on the 'Real World' and opened up about his struggles and his decision to move back into the house.

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'You know, I guess in a way, I did feel a little bit betrayed — by some [castmates] more than others,' he said at the time. 'It was my understanding that things would change around the house in order to help keep me on the road to recovery but, unfortunately, the very first night back from rehab, every roommate but Will and Sarah went out and got messed up. To me, that was a little messed up.

'But I am all about being positive nowadays, and I do not and will not hold a grudge on anyone for anything. At one time, I was a very negative person and held a lot of grudges — most of my life was one letdown after another. Now I'm in a very different place. The more positive I am and the more I give back, the better quality my life is and has been.'

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