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Porn Star Olivia Nova Dead At Age 20

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Another young porn star has died. Olivia Nova was 20.

Nova died Jan. 7 in Las Vegas, reports Hollywood Life.

The cause of death has not been confirmed.

In her short career in the porn industry, which began in March 2017, she appeared in over 270 videos.

"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," said a spokesperson for LA Direct Models, an agency that represented her. "Another one, way too young we are beyond shocked and most certainly, completely out of the blue. Rest in peace, sweet angel."

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In an August 2017 interview with photographer Dave Naz, Nova was asked where she saw herself ten years from then, reports the Mirror.

"I plan on graduating school," she said. "I also have this huge project, it's non profit, that I want to be a part of."

She is the fourth porn star to die in the last three months. The other deaths are: August Ames, 23, Yuri Luv, 31, and Shyla Stylez, 35.

Ames committed suicide in December 2017, following a controversy over cyberbullying and homophobia, Rolling Stone reports. 

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A veteran of 270 videos, Ames was previously nominated for Best New Starlet at the Adult Video News awards, and is currently nominated for Female Performer of the Year for the 2018 edition of the ceremony.

According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner's office, her cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging.

"She meant the world to me," said her 43-year-old husband, Kevin Moore, a producer for the Evil Angel porn studio. 

Some of Ames' friends have publicly accused fellow porn stars of driving her to suicide, notes Rolling Stone. On Dec. 3, 2017, Ames tweeted: "Whichever (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for EroticaXNews, you're shooting with a guy who has shot gay porn, just to let cha know. BS is all I can say … Do agents really not care about who they're representing? ... I do my homework for my body."

Ames' concern over "crossover performers" generated controversy within the industry.  

Porn star Jessica Drake, who is one of the 19 women to formally accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, responded to Ames in a tweet addressed to other porn performers.

Drake argued that "if you're eliminating folks based on the fact they may have done gay or crossover work, your logic is seriously flawed." 

She added: "I have worked with crossover performers, gay performers, and trans performers. If this puts me on your 'no' list, i didn't want to do scenes with you to begin with."

In response to criticism from Drake and others, Ames tweeted, "F**k y'all," on Dec. 4, 2017.

On Dec. 5 of that same year, porn star Jaxton Wheeler tweeted at Ames: "The world is awaiting your apology or for you to swallow a cyanide pill. Either or we'll take it."

Ames' body was found that same day.

"I am so disappointed in some of the people in the adult industry," said porn megastar Jenna Jameson. "I am also shocked and dismayed at a few FEMALES that attacked and helped fan the fire against my friend August. Her blood is on their hands."

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Drake said: "I am choosing not to make any further statements at this time out of respect for August, her family, and her friends." 

As for Wheeler, he told Newsweek: "I made a horrible comment in my way of trying to say we just wanted an apology … I feel like the sh*ttiest person in the world." 

Sources: Hollywood Life, Mirror, Rolling Stone / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Daily Mail via Olivia Nova TwitterVimeo via Mirror

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