11:17 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 08/08/2013 12:05PM
Sean Sasser, an AIDS activist and The Real World cast member, has died, his friend and fellow cast member, Judd Winick, announced via Twitter Tuesday night. He was 44.
"Our friend Sean Sasser has died. Our love goes out to his family & husband Michael. We will miss u so much," Winick Tweeted.
Sasser, who was HIV positive, died of mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lungs, according to his life partner, Michael Kaplan, Dan Renzi of Queerty, reports.
Sasser became known in the early 1990s for his relationship with Pedro Zamora, who starred on The Real World: San Francisco. Their commitment ceremony was one of the first ever televised prior to Zamora's death in 1994.
Originally posted 08/17/2012 03:00PM
Real World: Hollywood star Joey Kovar was found dead on Friday.
Kovar, who also appeared on Celebrity Rehab, was discovered early Friday morning by a friend who saw blood coming out of his nose and ears and called the police, his rep told TMZ.
When authorities arrived, Kovar was pronounced dead. He was 29.
Described on his Twitter page as an "EX Reality Star, Musician, Song writer, Model, Actor, Professional Wrestler, Nutrition and Supplement Enthusiast, Personal Trainer, Security Guard," Kovar struggled publicly with drug abuse, entering rehab while filming the Real World and seeking help on Celebrity Rehab for addiction to cocaine and ecstasy.
Originally posted 02/03/2011 04:15PM
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