Olivia Nova: Porn Star Passes Away at 20

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Just a few weeks ago, the adult film world was stunned by the death of August Ames, who took her own life at the age of 23.

Now, another young starlet has been found dead, sending a second round of shockwaves through an already-reeling industry.

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According to Radar Online, the body of 20-year-old Olivia Nova was discovered in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The actress and model's cause of death remains unknown.

Nova (real name Jennifer Severin) was a Minnesota native who entered the adult film industry in March of 2017.

“She was a great person,” a friend tells Radar.

“We’re missing her. Everyone is in shock."

"We’re trying to piece this together.”

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Though no official cause of death has been reported, those who knew Nova best say she struggled with depression and mental illness.

Sources believe these plagued her throughout her short life, and signs were evident recently. She tweeted on Christmas Day:

"Alone on the holidays and want to give a fan a holiday call. Would lift my spirits." 

It is widely believed that Nova entered a depressive period over the holidays, which tend to bring out strong emotions.

Loved ones suspect that like Ames, the actress took her own life. (Again, this has not been confirmed as of this report).

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Ames' death became particularly high profile due to the media's interest in the possibility that her suicide was the result of cyber-bullying.

She and Nova are sadly not the only adult film stars to pass away at shockingly young ages in recent months, however.

Actresses Yurizan Beltran and Shyla Stylez both died recently, at the ages of 31 and 35, respectively.

Substance abuse played a role in both of those deaths.

LA Direct Models, the agency that represented Nova during her brief career, issued a statement earlier today.

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The message read:

"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."

"It is understood 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."

We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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