MTV Star Clay Adler Dead at 27 - NBC Connecticut

MTV Star Clay Adler Dead at 27

Adler, who was friends with Jennifer Lawrence, was a passionate surfer

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    TV personality Clay Adler arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. "17 Again" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 14, 2009 in Hollywood, California.

    Clay Adler, who starred on MTV's "Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County," reportedly died by suicide with a gun in March. He was 27.

    According to TMZ, Adler 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, TMZ reported.

    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.

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    When he was just starting out in Hollywood, Adler became close with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, who was just getting her footing at the time. They posed on the red carpet together at the 2007 Movieguide Awards.