Reality TV star and actor Clay Adler is dead after committing suicide during a shooting trip to the desert with friends. Clay who appeared on 2 seasons of the MTV reality show, “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County” reportedly struggled with mental illness in the past.
According to TMZ, Law enforcement officials said he went shooting in the desert on March 25 with his friends and in the middle of firing, he just turned the gun and shot himself in the head.
He was rushed to the hospital by his shocked friends but later died in the hospital on March 26 of the gunshot wound.
There was no drug or alcohol in his system as at the time of his death.
Clay became friends with actress Jennifer Lawrence when they were both starting out in Hollywood.
MTV issued a statement about Clay, saying:
“We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”