Real World star Joey Kovar was found dead at his Chicago home this morning [August 17] at the young age of 29.
Kovar’s addiction to drugs and alcohol was documented on the MTV reality show and he later attempted to battle his addiction while on Celebrity Rehab.
Kovar’s rep tells TMZ … Joey was discovered by a female friend early this morning who noticed blood coming out of Joey’s ears and nose.
The woman called 911 … and authorities rushed to the scene where he was pronounced dead.
Kovar had famously battled drug issues — and sought help for cocaine and ecstasy during his stint on “Celeb Rehab.”
While on “Real World: Hollywood,” Kovar entered rehab halfway through the season for alcohol and drugs, admitting he’d struggled with substance abuse for years. It was a pretty powerful moment on the show.
Our prayers go out to Joey’s family during this difficult time.