A porn star was found dead in her home mere days after tweeting about spending the holidays by herself, adding to the string of deaths in the industry over the past two months.
Olivia Nova, 20, was discovered dead in her home in Las Vegas on Jan. 7
Alone on the holidays and want to give a fan a holiday call. would lift my spirits
— Olivia Nova (@olivianovaxxx) December 25, 2017
The porn actress, real name Lexi Forte, was represented by LA Direct Models and had only recently started in the industry in March 2017. The cause of her death has yet to be determined.
“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,” a representative from LA Direct Models said. “Another one, way too young we are beyond shocked and most certainly, completely out of the blue. Rest in peace, sweet angel.”
Tila Tequila, who has consistently let the world know she is a born-again Christian, seemed to take credit for Nova’s death.
“I literally just spent a prayer session TARGETING the porn industry and I prayed that these porn stars will all fall extremely ill with infirmities, and start to die off so that everyone will flee from this industry never again to return!! Then soon after I see in the news that a porn star died suddenly!!!” she wrote in a Facebook post the day after Nova’s mysterious death.
Nova isn't the only actress in the porn industry to pass away recently. August Ames, Yurizan Beltran, and Shyla Stylez, all well-known adult film stars, died in the last two months.
Ames, or Mercedes Grabowski, hanged herself in a park near her home Dec. 6 and left a note in her car apologizing for her death. She killed herself just after she was criticized for refusing to do a scene with a man who had previously shot gay porn.
The 23-year-old left behind husband Kevin Moore, who said, "She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me.”
Beltran, a.k.a. Yuri Luv, 31, died of an alleged drug overdose just a week after Ames’ suicide.
“She was discovered by the owner of the house where she was living in Bellflower, CA,” said Nickey Milo, a close friend of the actress who worked with her for PornStar Platinum. “There were pills found near the bed.”
Stylez, whose real name was Amanda Friedland, reportedly passed away in her sleep Nov.9. She was 35-year-old who had retired from the industry.
Fans are calling for actions after so many deaths of X-rated actresses in such a short period of time.
"One can only hope that this isn't the beginning of a trend. The industry has seen it before, but the hope was that better support mechanisms were in place for anyone needing them," tweeted a fan.
Another tweeted, "Another suicide in the porn industry. There should be some network setup to help get these people counseling if they need it."
If you are affected by the issues in this article, please don’t hesitate to call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.