Adult film star Olivia Lua has died at the age of 23. Her agency LA Direct Models confirmed the news of her death in a statement. "Much comment has recently been made on the number of adult stars having passed in the last year, and with great sadness, we must inform that the list has grown longer," LA Direct Models owner Derek Hay said. "May she rest in peace."
Lua becomes the fourth adult film star to pass away in the last two months. August Ames and Yurizan Beltran died in December while Olivia Nova was found dead in her Las Vegas home a little more than a week ago.
Hay's statement suggests that Lua's struggles with drugs may have played a role in her death. "Olivia joined LA Direct Models in April 2017, though had not been available for work since early October of last year, as she had been facing some personal challenges that had seen her in residential rehab for a period of nearly three months and from which she had been out for about a month, hoping to make a return to work in the early part of this year," the statement read. "We learned today that she had returned to a different facility in West Hollywood after a relapse, approximately a week ago, at which she was found deceased this morning."
"Family and close friends [said] they had deep concern at the volume of prescription drugs prescribed to Olivia and the danger this posed [to] her," Hay stated. "If this was mixed with recreational drugs or alcohol, it is believed this to be the cause of her passing."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Olivia Lua's family and friends.