‘Real World’ Star Joey Kovar — Coroner Says Opiates Killed Him

EXCLUSIVE 1107-joey-kovar-gettyFormer “Real World” star Joey Kovar died from opiate intoxication, a rep for the Cook County Medical Examiner tells our sources.

our sources 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.