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.