Having become a star in the adult entertainment industry in the last couple of months, Olivia Nova has sadly passed on this past Sunday. She was found dead in her home in Las Vegas, making her the third pornstar to die in barely a month. Prior to her untimely death, the 20-year-old had worked in the porn industry since March 2017. Nova, whose real name is Lexi Rose Forte, grew up in Minnesota. She left behind her mother and two siblings who still live in Minnesota. No cause of death has been given so far in this latest loss to the porn industry. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.
Her untimely death comes days after she had repeatedly tweeted to her more than 20,000 followers on Twitter that she was a lonely lady. In one such conversation with one of her followers, she said “Haha I’d just be the lonely lady wearing festive socks buying booze” when the two were talking about vegan alcohol. Earlier on Christmas, she had tweeted, “Alone on the holidays and want to give a fan a holiday call. Would lift my spirit”.
Nova is also said to have been struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). On December 21, she alluded to the condition in a tweet reading; “If I even get close to getting a dry skin bump I sit there and pick at it for like a month, and it never goes away. My OCD will be the end of my career #ShootCancelled,” Also in the same month, she argued with a fan who accused her of using heroin. She hit out at the fan because her (Nova’s) boyfriend had died from an overdose of the said drug in April. “My boyfriend killed himself two days before my birthday in April on [heroin], that’s not cool to poke at…not over him,” she wrote. The circumstances surrounding her death are unclear with the coroner’s report expected to take 6-8 weeks.
Go fund me page
Nova’s family has started a GoFundMe page to help offset the funeral expenses. The page raised $6,185 of its $8,000 goal in less than a day. The expenses will include a trip to Las Vegas for her mother to retrieve her belongings, her dog, as well as the body. She is the latest pornstar to lose her life in a string of deaths to rock the adult entertainment industry.
Among the people to send their tributes for the fallen pornstar are her former representatives, LA Direct Models. “While only represented by Direct Models for a short period, we came to know Olivia as a beautiful girl with a very sweet and gentle personality,” read the statement. “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.”
Derek Hay, the owner of LA Direct Models, which had signed Nova before Christmas said in a statement that she was a ‘sweet, mild-mannered girl’ and that his company “had no inclination of any problems with her at all. He continued, “I’ve spoken to a couple of friends of Olivia’s, and I have spoken to the coroner’s office, and her death is a mystery. Suicide isn’t suspected, and it doesn’t seem anyone else was involved.
‘Somebody must have been with her in the hours that preceded her death, and if that person emerges we may learn more, but the death is not considered suspicious. There will be a post-mortem, but we won’t get the results for six to eight weeks.’
Some of her 20,000+ followers on Twitter also took to the social network to express their sadness by the passing of a rising star. One wrote “RIP Olivia Nova. Sad to hear she passed away.” Another fan wrote “Sad to see her go. May her soul RIP.”
Deaths in the porn industry
Her death becomes the third in the porn industry in the last few weeks. On December 5, 2017, another pornstar August Ames was found dead inside her house in Camarillo, California. The death was ruled out as suicide by hanging. In her last days before her death, August had been involved in an online firestorm after she had tweeted her position about working with men who had appeared in gay adult movies. She was labeled a ‘homophobe’ and was subsequently brutally trolled on Twitter. It is believed that the incident led her to commit suicide. August had starred in over 270 porn films.
Another pornstar Yuri Luv (real name Yurizan Beltran) died aged 31 in the same month from a drug overdose. Before her death, Yuri had posted a mysterious post on her Instagram page. In part, it read “I hope to arrive at my death, late, in love, and a little drunk.” Adult film Hall of fame inductee Shyla Stylez also passed away in her sleep in November 2017. She was aged 35 and had retired from the porn industry a year before her death. It points to a rather saddening chain of events where the porn industry keeps losing some of its young and upcoming stars, and the industry is due to some good news.
May she rest in peace
ThePornDude wishes to pass my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Her death has robbed the industry off a promising actress who had big dreams and ambitions beyond the industry. She had planned to graduate from school and also start a non-profit organization before she passed on. Her death has shaken the porn industry, and it’s my sincere hope that we (the industry) are not going to lose another actor in the whole of 2018. May her soul rest in peace.