LOS ANGELES—Adult performer Olivia Lua has passed away, according to her agency LA Direct Models. She was 23.
The agency issued the following statement:
"Much comment has recently been made on the number of adult stars having passed in the last year and with great sadness we must inform that the list has grown longer. We learned today that Olivia Lua passed away this morning—may she rest in peace.
"Olivia joined Direct Models in April 2017, though had not been available for work since early October of last year, as she had been facing some personal challenges that had seen her in residential rehab for a period of nearly three months and from which she had been out for about a month, hoping to make a return to work in the early part of this year.
"We learned today that she had returned to a different facility in West Hollywood after a relapse, approximately a week ago, at which she was found deceased this morning. Family and close friends relate they had deep concern at the volume of prescription drugs prescribed to Olivia and the danger this posed her, if this was mixed with recreational drugs or alcohol. It is believed this to be the cause of her passing.
"We at Direct Models obviously can barely believe we are issuing a notice such as this, not once but twice, in such a short space of time. The coincidence that both of these models chosen stage names is Olivia is solely that and they otherwise have no connection—we actually do not think they had ever met.
"Direct Models has not spoken to the coroner and has no information on a post mortem or a toxicology report. We are deeply shocked and saddened. We have expressed our sympathy to those closest to her."
On January 8th, LA Direct Models issued a statement announcing that recently signed performer Olivia Nova had passed away at the age of 20. The cause of her death has yet to be determined.
Lua, a native of Philadelphia, had performed in less than 30 titles in the past year. Her first scene was shot when she was on a California vacation. She had given her friend, fellow performer Cadence Lux, a ride to a set, and realized she wanted to try performing, too. The next day, she shot her first scenes, a solo and a girl/girl with Tiffany Watson for ATK.
In an interview in the Fall of 2017, Lua had said she enjoyed her early scenes for Reality Kings and Mofos.