TV Reality Star Found Dead in Chicago Ridge Apartment
Evergreen Park native Joey Kovar, star of "Real World" and "Celebrity Rehab" is dead of a suspected drug overdose, TMZ reports. Chicago Ridge Police confirm death.
Joey Kovar, 29, the Chicago model, actor and wrestler, was found dead Friday morning in a Chicago Ridge apartment.
Kovar made his TV debut in MTV’s “Real World” and famously sought help for cocaine and ecstasy addiction from Dr. Drew on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab."
A spokesman for the Chicago Ridge Police Department confirmed that Kovar was found dead Friday morning in a friend’s apartment on the 9800 block of South Sayer Avenue.
No foul play is suspected and police are conducting a death investigation.
TMZ reported that a female friend discovered Kovar around 9 a.m. and called 911 when she noticed blood coming out Kovar’s mouth and ears. His family suspects a drug overdose.
The troubled star was born Joseph Eugene Kovar in Evergreen Park. Police said Kovar's last known address is the 2600 block of West 98th Street in Evergreen Park.
His body was brought to the Cook County Medical Examiner for an autopsy. No cause of death has been assigned pending the autopsy findings.