Reality TV star and actor Clay Adler is dead after committing suicide during a shooting trip to the desert with friends. Clay who appeared on 2 seasons of the MTV reality show, ‘Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County’ reportedly struggled with mental illness in the past.
According to TMZ, the 27 years old actor and friends took a trip to the desert to go shooting. In the middle of firing, Adler turned a gun on himself. He died in the hospital on March 26. No drugs or alcohol were found in his system.
Friends and family gathered at the beach and paddled out to sea on surfboards in Adler’s honor, as he was a passionate surfer in his free time.
‘We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing,’ MTV tells E! News in a statement. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.’