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'Real World' Star Joe Kovar

Coroner Says Opiates

Killed Him

11/10/2012 5:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1107-joey-kovar-gettyFormer "Real World" star Joey Kovar died from opiate intoxication, a rep for the Cook County Medical Examiner tells TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... law enforcement sources originally believed a lethal mixture of cocaine, Viagra, and alcohol was to blame for Kovar's sudden death in August in Chicago -- but medical examiner tells us, the official cause of death is listed as "opiate intoxication."

29-year-old Kovar's death has been ruled an accident.

Sources close to Kovar tell us, the late reality star had been taking a prescription painkiller (opiate) called Norco. It's unclear if Norco is the opiate responsible for Kovar's death.

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1.

Cartman    

Norco is a brand of Vicodin and, yeah, you drink while taking Vicodin and you can wake up dead.


Even Lindsay knows this.

609 days ago
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lbs    

Energizer Bunny had squadoosh on you...RIP

609 days ago
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jdritsch    

Let me guess, his parents will sue Norco for killing their son… Also, why was he on Viagra at 29? I’ve done coke and banged many girls on it.

609 days ago
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Reg    

Don't know anything about this dude, Going by the pic , suffice to say that he looks like he is about to board the last ship to Pluto.

609 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Did he have that facial expression in his coffin?

609 days ago
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STEAK FACTORY    

Linds wants to know if there's any leftover cocaine?

609 days ago
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PT    

This guido is no big loss.

609 days ago
8.

manbearpig    

he looks like he had aids.

609 days ago
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manbearpig    

yeah, this guy doesn't look like some east coast/jersey italian sleazeball or nothin.

609 days ago
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Nvts    

OK, we know how he died. Stop showing pictures of this ugly dead guy...YUCK.

608 days ago
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Tommy    

Wow -- This guy looks like an Alien! What frickin planet was this picture taken on? Can you say "wiggin Out"?

608 days ago
12.

Carl    

Zoolander died?

608 days ago
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dvia    

Okay, the guy was a known to ingest illegal substances and his death is still "Accidental?" I think not. Cause of death should be "extreme stupidity!"

608 days ago
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NickSunset    

Dr. Drew, AKA Kivorkian the killer of "D" celebrities does it again. How many is that oh yeah that would be six by my count.

608 days ago
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NickSunset    

That is six by my count the Celebrities DR. Drew has killed now. This guy is going to be the most famous serial killer in history at this rate.

608 days ago
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