Adult film star Olivia Nova has passed away.
According to The Daily Mail, Nova was found dead in Las Vegas on January 7. The cause of the 20-year-old's death is currently unknown.
Nova, whose birth name was Lexi Rose Forte, began her career as a model at the age of 12 before transitioning into the adult film industry last March. LA Direct Models, an agency Forte reportedly worked with for a short time, released a statement on her passing this week, XBiz reports.
"While only represented by Direct Models for a short period of time, we came to know Olivia as a beautiful girl with a very sweet and gentle personality," it reads.
"Another one, way too young, we are beyond shocked and most certainly, it was completely out of the blue. Rest in peace, sweet angel," the statement continues.
During her short career, Forte worked with a number of big-name porn distributors, including NovaBrazzers, Naughty America, and Digital Sin. Her family and friends have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral expenses.