Joey Kovar, the troubled star of "Real World: Hollywood," was found dead at a friend's home near Chicago this morning.
The 29-year-old reality TV star, who has also appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab," was discovered by a female friend early this morning. The friend noticed blood coming from Kovar's ears and nose, his rep told TMZ.
The female friend phoned 911 before authorities rushed to the scene, where Kovar was pronounced dead.
His family suspects he died of a drug overdose, according to a TMZ report.The former MTV star had previously battled drug issues and sought help for cocaine and ecstasy abuse during his stint on the 2009 season of "Celebrity Rehab."
Before a VH1 appearance, Kovar reportedly fell when he became drunk and high on drugs during the 2008 season of "The Real World: Hollywood." He was reportedly asked to leave the show because of his behavior.
Kovar had worked as a personal trainer and aspiring actor in Chicago.
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