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“Shipping Wars” star Roy Garber dies

Roy Garber, star of A&E Network's popular reality series Shipping Wars, has passed away at the age of 49 after reportedly suffering a heart attack on Friday.
January 20, 2014

Roy Garber (pictured), star of A&E Network’s popular reality series Shipping Wars, has passed away at the age of 49 after reportedly suffering a heart attack on Friday.

The long-haired Garber was one of six characters on the show, which premiered January 2012 and follows shippers who transport unorthodox items refused by traditional carriers. Its fifth season ended on January 14 after 12 episodes.

A&E confirmed Garber’s death with a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family. Our thoughts are with Roy’s loved ones during this difficult time.  He will be missed.”

In Garber’s profile on the show’s official website, he is described as a “serious jack-of-all-trades” who was one of the country’s highest-earning shippers. The series is produced by Austin-based prodco Megalomedia.

 

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