In an interview with adult film director Dave Naz past year Nova spoke of her aspirations outside of the porn industry to graduate school, release an album and become involved with a "huge" non-profit project she was working on.
The cause of death is not yet known, but what makes this passing even more tragic is that Nova had aspirations beyond the adult film industry. She also suffered from mental health issues, and said she had been molested as a child.
'I was pretty nervous but within a couple of seconds as I was like "you got this",' she said.
The company LA Direct Models, which manages her, said they were "beyond shocked by the sudden death".
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She also mentioned her love for Amy Winehouse and revealed she was working on her own album. It is the third death of a porn star in two months.
Nova was originally from Minnesota, US and had only begun her career in porn in March past year.
The tragedy comes after a spate of deaths among porn stars in the US. "Another one, way too young".
Nova entered the porn business in March 2017 and amassed a following of more than 20,000 individuals on Twitter. "Rest in peace, sweet angel", the statement continues. "I don't exactly know what attracted me to [pornographic] modeling", Nova said.
Interview with Olivia Nova from Dave Naz on Vimeo. However, in just those few months, she had already starred in porn movies for major production companies, including Vixen, Naugthy America, FTV Girls, New Sensations, Brazzers, Digital Sin and Girlfriends Films, according to XBiz.com.