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Porn star Olivia’s shocking cause of death after cops found her half-naked

Porn star Olivia Nova’s cause of death has been confirmed as sepsis from a severe urinary tract infection that spread to her kidney, a coroner has ruled.

The 20-year-old – real name Lexi Forde – was found in a rented room in Las Vegas on January 7 by police, weeks after doctors warned she could die if she didn’t sober up.

And Hollywood Life confirms that Lexi’s body was found face down in bed, naked from the waist down with bruising on her lower left leg. Bottles of prescription pills to treat a kidney infection and UTI were nearby.

A resident at the same property, where Lexi had been staying for just a week, had called 911 at 9:38am on January 7 as Lexi was "struggling to breath".


Police arrived to find her dead and initially contacted the homicide team thinking her death may not have been natural.

But despite the odd circumstances, the coroner reported that her death was not deemed suspicious and most likely to have been from the infection turning into sepsis, which "probably ultimately caused her death".

The witness who called 911 had said she seemed "out of it and very ill like she was having drug withdrawals" the day before she died.

The awful circumstances of Lexi’s death come shortly after her friend revealed to Mirror Online that she knew she was going to die unless she got help to change her life.

Lexi had reached out to pals for help in getting sober and desperately wanted to turn her life around, her close friend Jimmie Romero told us.

"Lexi knew her days were limited, she was told in October by doctors," he explained.

"She was at a friend’s house trying to get sober. She had three days off of everything. She said she wanted to change her lifestyle – she looked in my eyes and said to me, ‘I want to stop and change my life. I have a family that loves me.’"

Jimmie, who has worked in recovery rehabs and has been sober himself for 14 years, saw the warning signs and begged Lexi to get to hospital to detox fully.

But, heartbreakingly, Lexi decided not to seek medical treatment to battle her demons, choosing instead to help another friend who was "heading down a dangerous path", says Jimmie.

"Even though her friend would never forgive her for giving a statement, Lexi had to try to help save her life," he went on.

"I am indebted to Lexi for her selfless act. She passed trying to save others and I believe that’s the stuff saints are made of.

"If there is a heaven, I hope you’re smiling and all the pain is gone. Sleep easy my friend," Jimmie added. "My love, respect always… You will never be forgotten."

His heartfelt tribute came after Lexi’s high school friend Taylor Johnson lifted the lid on the traumatic life events that led the 20-year-old into porn .

Lexi had spent the last few days of 2014 in hospital after getting behind the wheel of a snowmobile drunk, which resulted in a horrific crash that injured her face.

The model’s friends had begged her not to drink and drive, and she later said the crash had given her a wake-up call.

At the time, Lexi posted a picture of herself lying in a hospital bed with a neck brace on and blood encrusting her nose and mouth.

She captioned the photo as a warning to her friends: "So thankful to be alive. Thank you for all of your prayers everyone, I hope you all take it to heart when I say it’s never going to be worth it to drink and drive.

"I easily could’ve lost my life or taken another this morning," she added.

In another cruel twist of fate, Lexi lost a close friend to suicide in 2016 and then her much loved boyfriend Nolan to a heroin overdose in April 2017, a month after she’d started in the porn industry.


Lexi later claimed on Twitter that his overdose had been deliberate.

The fiercely principled vegan and animal lover was dealing with all these tragedies in the run-up to her death, Taylor told Mirror Online.

"Her lifestyle kinda changed drastically in the last year and I know she was recently feeling pressure about her busy upcoming schedule, and believe her and her new boyfriend might’ve been arguing," she said.

"She spent Christmas alone. I haven’t seen her in a few years, but we kept in touch through social media."


Lexi was found dead this week in Las Vegas. Her family now face the prospect of recovering her dog, possessions and body and bringing them back home, for which a GoFundMe page has been set up to help them with the expenses.

If you’re struggling to cope with mental health issues, there are ways you can access help.

Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org.

Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/porn-star-olivia-novas-cause-11881835

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