Clay Adler
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Reality TV star Clay Adler is dead from an apparent suicide.

According to TMZ, the 27-year-old shot himself intentionally during a trip to the desert with friends.

Law enforcement said Adler and some friends went shooting in the desert on March 25. At some point while shooting, he turned the gun and shot himself in the head.

He died in the hospital the following day.

The report says he had no drugs or alcohol in his system, but he’s struggled with mental illness in the past.

Adler appeared on two seasons of the MTV reality show, Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County, which ran from August 2007 to January.