WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Passengers' at Regency Village Theatre on December 14, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Lawrence and Adler were reportedly friends from their early days in Hollywood when Lawrence was going on auditions and Adler had achieved some fame from his MTV reality series, “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” a spin-off of “Laguna Beach.”
“It is really sad because she remembers him fondly and never wants to hear anything like this happen to anyone, especially to someone she once knew very well. It’s a shame and she is really bummed out over it,” a source told Hollywood Life. “Clay brings Jennifer back to her humble beginnings and really has made Jennifer feel heartbroken.”
On March 25, Adler apparently turned a gun on himself while shooting with friends in the desert, according to TMZ. He died in the hospital the next day. There were reportedly no drugs or alcohol in his system at the time.
“[He’s] already saved about four or five lives,” Frank Adler told People. “[They were] incredibly grateful and incredibly sorry for our loss, but unbelievably grateful that they’re able to continue living. Clay would have been thrilled to know that.”
On Saturday, friends and family of Adler said goodbye with a traditional paddle-out ceremony, MTV reported.