Joey Kovar dead at 29: 'Real World' star battled drug and alcohol addiction

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joey-kovar-real-world-pics-dead-mtv.jpgReality star Joey Kovar, who appeared on "The Real World: Hollywood" and "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead at a friend's home near Chicago on Friday (Aug. 17) morning, reports TMZ.

A female friend called 911 after finding Kovar with blood coming out of his ears and nose. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. Family members reportedly believe drugs played a part in the 29-year-old's death.

Kovar entered rehab during his season of "The Real World" in 2008 following an intervention by his housemates who were frightened by his alcohol use. He admitted at the time that he had struggled with substance abuse for years. Kovar also sought treatment on the show "Celebrity Rehab" for cocaine and ecstasy use. 
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