The American adult film industry received a major shock as another popular pornstar died at an extremely young age. Twenty-year-old Olivia Nova passed away on January 7 in Las Vegas, confirmed the agency that represented the actress, LA Direct Models, in a statement to XBIZ.
The cause of her death still remains a mystery. In their condolence message, the agency remembered the adult star as a very sweet person.
"While only represented by Direct Models for a short period of time, we came to know Olivia as a beautiful girl with a very sweet and gentle personality," said the agency in its statement.
Nova was originally from Minnesota, US. LA Direct also said that her family has been informed of her untimely death.
"It is understood that the next of kin have been informed. Another one, way too young we are beyond shocked and most certainly, completely out of the blue. Rest in peace, sweet angel," it added.
The actress has performed for numerous adult film production houses including Brazzers, Naughty America, FTV Girls, New Sensations and Digital Sin. Olivia had entered the porn industry in March 2017.
Unfortunately, this is the third pornstar death in the past few months.
On December 6 last year, 23-year-old August Ames committed suicide. Her body was found in Camarillo, California. She had acted in over 270 films and is survived by her husband. Her death came days after she was slammed and harassed for complaining about filming a scene with an actor who had done gay porn.
August left a suicide note in her car apologizing for killing herself. Many of her fellow porn actresses, including Jenna Jameson, came forward to blame her death on the scathing online criticism.
And just days later August's death, on December 14, pornstar Yurizan Beltran was found dead in her LA apartment. Yurizan, who was only 31 years old, died of an apparent drug overdose.
"It is with a heavy heart I write this. The entire PornStar Platinum family is in mourning at the news of the loss of one of its family members. She was always kind to me and we will miss her," Dan Hogue, director of business development for PornStar Platinum, said in a statement.
Yurizan, known as Yuri Luv, had starred in more than 200 adult films. She became renowned for portraying Kourney Kardashian in Courtney Confessions.
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