'The X-Life' Star Denise Russo Died From Accidental Overdose, Says Medical Examiner

The former reality TV star died in March 2023. She was 44.

Denise Russo’s cause of death has been revealed. 

The former star of VH1's reality show The X-Life, died March 5, 2023 at age 44 from "toxic effects of fentanyl and methamphetamine," according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner. Her death was ruled an accident. 

TMZ was the first to report the news.

In March, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Russo's death after she was found unresponsive at a friend’s home in San Diego, California, with drug paraphernalia at the scene.

Russo was part of one of three couples on The X-Life, which aired in 2011. It followed the lives of extreme sports athletes and their partners. At the time, Russo was dating professional skateboarder Pierre-Luc Gagnon. They had a son, Leo Wolf, together and broke up after the show.