MTV star Clay Adler has died aged 27. According to US reports, Clay – who starred in two seasons of MTV reality show Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County – was out shooting with friends in the desert on 25 March when he

Clay died in hospital the following day, reports TMZ. TMZ reports that no drugs or alcohol were involved but Clay had struggled with mental health issues in the past. MTV said in a statement: “We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

After the sad news of his death broke, his former MTV co-star ALlie Stockton paid tribute to the 27-year-old. “At a loss for words and truly heartbroken. We love you so much Clay. I do hope you’re in this outfit when I see you again.”