Reality TV Personality Dead at 29 Chicago Tribune
A reality TV personality who appeared on "Real World: Hollywood" and "Celebrity Rehab 3" was found dead Friday morning, reports the Chicago Tribune. Joey Kovar was 29.
The results of an autopsy conducted on Saturday were inconclusive, the story reports. Kovar’s cause of death was unknown, pending the results of toxicological tests.
Police and paramedics in Chicago Ridge were called to an apartment building at 9 a.m. on Friday and found Kovar's body, the story notes. Foul play isn't suspected.
Kovar, a former body builder and personal trainer, had told the newspaper in 2009 that his honesty about his partying and his personality got him on "Real World: Hollywood," the story says.
"People want edgy. People want attitude. People want in-your-face, and that's what Chicagoans bring. The attitude we have is what's going to draw the ratings," he said.
His family denied a report that he may have been using drugs, noting that Kovar had been sober for about six months, the piece adds.