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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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EverReady    

He was my favorite!! The show will never be the same... RIP

243 days ago
17.

Clytemnestra    

Forty-nine...not everyone is blessed with a long life. Tough break.

243 days ago
18.

Mark    

Aww man RIP silver Jesus….. Always like him.

243 days ago
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UNLV1990    

Too bad but we will all die some day. Not a fan of the show but he was good. Rip.

243 days ago
20.

ThaMartarded1    

Yea, too young...R.I.P.

243 days ago
21.

Matt m    

Wow no way. He was the best on the show. Rest in peace Roy

243 days ago
22.

Christen    

OMG No way i was just watching Shipping Wars =( So sad!! I always admire how he traveled with a cat he loved that cat so much. Rest In Peace Roy! Shipping Wars will never be the same

243 days ago
23.

Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

243 days ago
24.

LovingLife     

He always thought he was better than the rest. If he made a mistake there was a reason. IF someone else did they were idiots. Never heard him say a kind word to anyone on that show.

243 days ago
25.

romba    

"Sources close to the family tell us Roy was a cocaine addict for some time." FTFY

243 days ago
26.

laura vargas    

We knew how bad he was but we watched the show just cuz of him such lost

243 days ago
27.

Rockstarr    

Wow! What a SHOCKER! Lmfao WHO CARES!

243 days ago
28.

Poeticvictims    

Aaawwweeee, this is horrible! God bless this man in whom I've never known to to have existed until today.

243 days ago
29.

Observer999    

He seemed like a good guy, with the rough persona not really what he was at the core. He loved his son, his cat and there were several times on the show where he did really decent things, like helping deliver stuff for a sick kid for free and helping a bunch of do-gooders with their project since it was clear they couldn't do it on their own (and he did it for free). True, he grumbled the whole time but that was Roy. RIP. Sympathies to his family.

243 days ago
30.

Renee    

OMG love that show, love ROY!!! 49 way to young!!! Heres to you ROY, "nickles holding up a dollar"!! RIP ROY!! I will miss seeing you give em hell on the show!!

243 days ago
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