MTV alum Clay Adler dies at 27

“We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing,”   MTV said in a statement. According to TMZ, Adler — who   starred on eight episodes of MTV’s Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County in 2007   —   went to the desert with friends on March 25, where the group was shooting. If you or someone you know is struggling, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, open 24 hours a day. He reportedly turned a gun and shot himself in the head while in the middle of firing. This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

Adler aspired to work in the entertainment industry, according to the OC Register. I’m interested in the whole aspect, whether it be in front of the camera or behind,” Adler said in 2007 about starring on the MTV reality series. MTV alum Clay Adler died by suicide last month at the age of 27, TMZ reports. “I’m hoping [the show] will kind of jump start it. He also appeared in TV movie The Fish Tank (2009) and an episode of Make It or Break It (2009). This article originally appeared in People.com

Show Full Article TMZ reports that he died a day later on March 26 in the hospital from the gunshot wound, and no drugs or alcohol were found in his system.