In what's becoming a disturbing trend for the porn industry, porn actress Olivia Nova has passed away. She was 20 years old.
While a cause of death is currently unknown, Nova's agency, LA Direct Models, did release a statement on Nova's death, which reportedly occurred in Los Angeles. "While only represented by Direct Models for a short period of time," they said, "we came to know Olivia as a beautiful girl with a very sweet and gentle personality."
Nova had only been working in the porn industry since March of 2017, but had already done work with Brazzers, Vixen, Naughty America, Digital Sin, and other porn distributors. Mirror is reporting that Nova, a native of Minnesota, initially got into modeling at the age of 12, and worked within that field before transitioning into the porn industry in 2017. She was also apparently working on music for her debut album, although there isn't much known about that project.
The LA Direct Models statement indicated that "next of kin have been informed" about Nova's death. "Another one, way too young we are beyond shocked and most certainly, completely out of the blue. Rest in peace, sweet angel."
Family and friends of Nova have started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for travel arrangements for her mother to retrieve her daughter and her belongings in Las Vegas, as well as pay for funeral expenses. You can donate here.
Retired adult film star Shyla Stylez died in November of 2017 due to unknown causes, followed by August Ames' death in December; it is believed that Ames committed suicide after receiving backlash over the internet for comments many deemed to be homophobic. She was then followed by Yuri Beltran, a.k.a. Yuri Luv, who also passed away due to unknown circumstances in December.