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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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31.

RoadRig    

everyone saw this ending on the show. it's sad that his family and friends have no influence over him....

619 days ago
32.

Jeff    

You should make it clear nearly all overdose death to opiates and other drugs in general are from mixing. Normally with alcohol or other intoxicants. It's very rare for someone to overdose from just 1 drug.

619 days ago
33.

jayman419    

It's unlikely it was Norco that killed him. That's just Vicodin, and by the time you take enough opiates to do yourself any harm, you've taken 100x as much acetaminophen.

While Tylenol is sold OTC, it's actually responsible for more overdose events than most other drugs combined, and it can cause serious injury to your internal organs in high doses.

He must have been taking something that he wasn't prescribed.

612 days ago
34.

MILA    

HAVE RESPECT FOR THE DEAD, TO SAY THAT HE IS "NO BIG LOSS" IS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE FAMILY AND HIM. OBVIOUSLY YOUR MOTHER NEVER TAUGHT U ANYTHING. PROBABLY SOME HAPPY WOMANS GARBAGE NOW ANYWAYS. RESPECT, WITHOUT IT, WE ARE NOTHING

606 days ago
35.

KO    

I respect education, real talent, deep moral convictions, utter selflessness, genius, artistry . . .

Guido Joey does not fit into any of the aforementioned catergories. As such, I declare Joey Kovar to be a BUG EYED, S***BAG DRUGGIE with a LIMP PENIS and a BRAIN TOO FRIED to realize that uppers, downers, booze, and penis pills MIGHT JUST be YUCKY/FATAL.

605 days ago
36.

KO    

Re: my above posting.

Really, TMZ? I cannot say s ***** bag? I also guess if I write that I like the spice ***in that will get censored as well. ***** i n is a spice often used in Middle Eastern dishes.

605 days ago
37.

KO    

C? U Might try it, too!

605 days ago
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