MTV confirmed the sad news in a statement: “MTV is deeply saddened to learn that Joey Kovar of ‘The Real World: Hollywood’ has passed away. We offer our sympathies to Joey’s loved ones, friends and fans.”
Keep reading for more on Joey Kover… after the jump.
Kovar – who was an aspiring actor – was found at his friend’s house, and according to TMZ – the cause of his death may have had something to do with drugs. He openly battled his addictions while starring on the “Real World,” and even left the show to go to rehab at one point, only to come back and then leave again.
He later went on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab,” after he relapsed and started doing drugs again.
Rest in peace, Joey.