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Shot at Love's Ashley McNeely Found Dead at 35 with Presciption Meds and Drug Paraphernalia by His Body: Police

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Reality star Ashley McNeely has died at the age of 35, PEOPLE confirms.

McNeely, who previously starred on Tila Tequila‘s MTV show A Shot at Love, was found dead on Thursday in his hometown of Beckley, West Virginia.

Lieutenant David Allard tells PEOPLE that at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to McNeely’s apartment where he was found to be deceased. The 911 call was made by a female acquaintance, possibly a girlfriend.

“His body has been transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, which will determine the cause of death,” says Allard. “Close to his body, authorities found drug paraphernalia, prescription medication and other believed to be illegal substances.”

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and foul play is not suspected,” adds Allard.

McNeely appeared on A Shot at Love, a bisexual-themed reality dating game show, back in 2007. He also starred in the show’s spin-off, That’s Amore, in 2008, in which Shot at Love contestant Domenico Nesci searched for love with McNeely’s help.

In 2004, McNeely rang in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest for ABC’s famous Times Square crystal ball drop.

TMZ was the first to report the news.