Thursday, August 23, 2012
Funeral service for Evergreen Park native and reality TV star Joey Kovar will be held at First Church of God in Oak Lawn on Thursday.
Services for Joey Kovar, the good-looking, Evergreen Park native who was selected from thousands of applicants to become a cast member of MTV's "The Real World," will take place today (Thursday) at First Church of God at 4600 W. 111th St. in Oak Lawn. Kovar was found dead at age 29 in a Chicago Ridge apartment on August 17. Authorities have not yet announced the cause of Kovar's death, but speculation is that a combination of drugs and alcohol may be involved. An autopsy was inconclusive pending toxicology reports. Family and friends said that Kovar had seemed happier after seeking treatment for ecstasy and alcohol addiction from Dr. Drew on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab," according to news reports. A wake for Kovar was held yesterday at Kosary …
Friday, August 17, 2012
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. …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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