'Real World' star Joey Kovar found dead

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  • Joey Kovar appeared on 'Real World' and 'Celebrity Rehab'
  • Kovar battled drug addiction for years
'Real World' star Joey Kovar found dead

Reality TV star Joey Kovar, who starred on MTV's "Real World: Hollywood" and VH1's "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead at a home in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, authorities said.

The 29-year-old appeared on the MTV program in 2008, but left mid-season to enter rehab.

Kovar later appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab." According to the show's website, Kovar admitted to abusing massive amounts of alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, and meth. He also admitted using steroids when he was a teenager. 

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Kovar's death.

MTV released 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.”

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