Adult Film Star Olivia Nova Passes Away at 20
She is the fourth porn actress to pass away since November.
The body of the Minnesota native was found in Las Vegas Sunday night, on January 7. LA Direct Models said in a press release that the cause of death was “unknown.”
“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,” the statement read.
“She was a great person,” a friend from Minnesota told Radar Online. “We’re missing her. Everyone is in shock. We’re trying to piece this together.”
In December, she tweeted that she was alone during the holidays and needed fans to “lift her spirits.”
Her time in the industry was brief. She made her debut in March and was featured in productions by Vixen, Naughty America, FTV Girls, New Sensations, Brazzers, Digital Sin and Girlfriends Films.
Nova is the fourth porn star to recently and unexpectedly pass away. August Ames committed suicide on December 6 at age 23 after enduring cyber harassment, Yuri Luv died on December 13 from a drug overdose at age 31 and Shyla Stylez died in November from unknown causes at 35.
The adult entertainment industry is now under pressure to provide better mental health resources.
LA Direct Models added, “Another one, way too young we are beyond shocked and most certainly, completely out of the blue. Rest in peace, sweet angel.”
RIP Olivia Nova..another Pornstar gone too soon…
— mrskellypierce @YNOTCAMMUNITY (@MrsKellyPierce) January 8, 2018
Olivia Nova – You are loved and remembered. If any girls are reading this, reach out. I never want anyone to ever feel alone and lost. Life should not be like that. pic.twitter.com/szvt10Akhp
— Catalina Cruz™ (@CatalinaCruz) January 9, 2018
RIP Olivia Nova. Sad to hear she passed away. pic.twitter.com/YxIMNl8vOR
— Dave Naz (@davenaz) January 9, 2018
August Ames, Shyla Stylez, Yuri Beltran, and Olivia Nova all incredibly young talent. We must be kinder and look out for one another in this industry. Our Truth and Standing by one another is our only power. ~ 💋 KP
— APAG – Adult Performance Artists Guild (@APAGunion) January 9, 2018