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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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76.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Wow. 49. That's way too young. RIP.

185 days ago
77.

cb2013    

Wow! How sad. He was one of the best on the show. Rip dude..

185 days ago
78.

San    

That blows... he was fun and different. on such a particular show, love it.. hope they will do a tribute or something, kinda scared they won't since Shipping wars is not one of their big big shows..(sadly)

185 days ago
79.

LilKitten    

Rip. Definitely the reason i watched the show. He was real. And i loved how much he loved his cat! I really hope the cat will be taken care of as well as Roy did.

185 days ago
80.

Jeff    

RIP Roy -- One of the only haulers out there not afraid to do any work -- and gets it right every time.

Workers like him are one in a million.

Rest well my friend

185 days ago
81.

dehsulf@aol.com    

My favorite member of the show. Reast in Peace Roy.

185 days ago
82.

Phantom    

Roy was our family favorite. He's what MADE Shipping Wars a great show. This is sad. RIP.

185 days ago
83.

liz    

Sad :(

185 days ago
84.

kenisgod1    

Roy was best guy on the show. He will be missed....

185 days ago
85.

al baby    

He was no Captain Harris…. but was my fav on the show

185 days ago
86.

Dont worry    

He was a Trucker wannabe , driving his pick-up like a typical 4 wheeler.

185 days ago
87.

MsRita    

RIP you were best one on this show. I can't watch anymore with a cast member dead.

185 days ago
88.

hyman lipschitz    

this is good news....the world needs more dead reality TV people.

185 days ago
89.

Haywood_Jablomie    

Roy "made" that show. He was the only one worth watching. What a shame.

185 days ago
90.

ChloeMcgee    

49, absolutely awful. RIP.

185 days ago
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