Real World Star Joey Kovar Dead at 29 Prescription drug overdose suspected By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Aug 17, 2012 5:57 PM CDT 19 comments Comments A screen grab of Joey Kovar from a scene on 'Real World: Hollywood.' (Real World: Hollywood) (Newser) – Reality TV star Joey Kovar was found dead today at 29, the suspected cause a prescription drug overdose, reports E! Online. Kovar was a cast member on Real World: Hollywood in 2008, though he had to leave halfway through to go to rehab for drugs and alcohol, notes TMZ. The following year, he appeared on Celebrity Rehab. Kovar's body was discovered at a friend's home near Chicago. Another friend told E! of Kovar's struggle with pharmaceuticals. "He was prescribed anti-anxiety meds, but he would take so many, he didn't like the way it made him feel. So he would take Adderall to bring himself back up." The aspiring actor is survived by a young daughter.