Former MTV reality star Clay Adler has passed away at the age of 27.
Adler who was best known for his appearance on Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County" died of an apparent suicide reported TMZ.
Law enforcement told media that Adler and his friends were on a shooting trip in the California desert on March 25 and in the midst of firing, he intentionally shot himself in the head. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on March 26.
Adler reportedly suffered from mental illness in the past, which is believed to be a contributing cause of death.
“We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing,” MTV said in a statement Tuesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”
Adler also had minor roles in movies like Make It or Break It and his stint in Hollywood led to his friendship with celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence. According to a source, Lawrence is completely "heartbroken" by her friend's sudden passing.
"It’s a shame and she is really bummed out over it,” a source told Hollywood Life. “Clay brings Jennifer back to her humble beginnings and really has made Jennifer feel heartbroken,” the anonymous source added.
Since he was an avid surfer, his friends and family honored is memory with a surf paddle in Newport Beach last weekend.
May he rest in peace.