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'Shipping Wars' Star

Dead

After Suffering Heart Attack

1/19/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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One of the stars of the A&E show "Shipping Wars" died Friday night after suffering a heart attack ... TMZ has learned.

Roy Garber -- a popular character on the hit show -- was rushed to a hospital in Texas after suffering a heart attack and passed away shortly after -- this according to his long-time girlfriend.

Sources close to the family  tell us Roy had a heart condition for some time.

A rep for the show says they are "deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family."

He was 49-years old.

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Jerry    

Roy will be missed. Should have given up those damn cigarettes a long time ago. 49 is too young to die. Roy was funny and entertaining. RIP

246 days ago
167.

backofftmz    

Did he look in the secret case from the last episode and this happened? Conspiracy. Get on it tmz

246 days ago
168.

Nike    

So sad..bless his family, friends, and kitty cat

246 days ago
169.

Yo123    

Roy was king at causing uncomfortable pauses from his customers and competition from being the straight-shooter that he was.

RIP Silver Jesus

246 days ago
170.

mattf1980    

why did it have to be roy why couldn't it be the wantbe trucker jarrett?

246 days ago
171.

James    

Sorry to hear the news, even tho he was rough, he was
a good charater on the show. He will be missed!!!

246 days ago
172.

MjR    

Damn.,....He was great, Sad, he will be missed and the show won't be the same with out him.

246 days ago
173.

TJ    

Spammers must pay TMZ! annoying~

245 days ago
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GUEST SPEAKER    

I liked him and loved the cat, sorry he had to go.

245 days ago
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bill    

Sorry to see him pass, hate to speak ill of the dead , but he truth be told , he was arrogant , rude , to everybody he spoke to. & as far as trucking abilites & skills , not one of these idiots would ever work for me or haul anything i owned . Leave trucking to the professional s just becuase you own a truck , doesnt make a good driver & Comapny representive. the driver is the face of your company 1st thing & last thing Customer see's

245 days ago
176.

teddy    

A KNICKEL HOLDING UP A DOLLAR, to much blow in his younger days.

245 days ago
177.

Donald    

I hope his bidding shippers partners
are part of his convoy to show support to his family and Girl Friend. I loved his attitude that every shipment need to be perfect in his shipping! Peace with you Roy!

245 days ago
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Jay Love    

wow, that is really sad to hear. just goes to show we can be here one minute and gone the next? Roy was a really heavy chain smoker so this is not a huge surprise I guess, add to that a heart condition and he must have known he didn't have a lot of time left? still I enjoyed watching him on S.W.s he was a character who didn't suffer fools very long!! RIP Roy

245 days ago
179.

kathen    

Being a chain smoker does that...shortens your life. Sad for his son.

245 days ago
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demoncat    

sad for liked how he was not afraid to call out some of his co stars for their stupidity sometimes with loads. sympathy to his friends and family for their loss. wonder if his untimely death will be mentioned on the show?

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