08/17/2012 01:30 pm ET Updated Aug 17, 2012

Joey Kovar Dead: 'Real World' Star Dies After Suspected Drug Overdose

Joey Kovar is dead at age 29, according to TMZ. The former reality star, who appeared on "Real World: Hollywood" and "Celebrity Rehab 3", was reportedly found in a friend's home in Chicago Friday morning.

Kovar, who once worked as a personal trainer, bodybuilder and aspiring actor, has had a long history of drug abuse and his family suspects he died from a drug overdose, according to the site.

In 2008, Kovar's time in MTV's "Real World" house was cut short when he entered a 30-day rehab facility halfway through the season for alcohol problems. He later left the show, fearing a relapse.

Kovar also appeared on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab," in 2010 with hopes to overcome his addiction issues with alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine and steroid use.

For more on this developing story, head over to TMZ.com.

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