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    Shipping Wars Star Roy Garber Dead at 49

    Roy Garber, Shipping Wars A&E

    Shipping Wars star Roy Garber has died at the age of 49.

    Garber passed away after suffering a major heart attack on Friday, Jan. 17 in Texas, according to TMZ.

    The reality star leaves behind a longtime girlfriend, who broke the news, and a son Travis.

    "We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family," A&E said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with Roy's loved ones during this difficult time. He will be missed."

    Per Variety, Shipping Wars wrapped its fifth season two days before Garber's death.

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    According to his cast bio, Garber was a "serious jack-of-all-trades and a major know-it-all. From TIG welding to catching alligators, he seems to have experience with everything and hasn't found a load or situation he couldn't tackle (and isn't afraid to tell you so)."

    He started Arbie's Team Transport and was "one of the top earners in the country." He also raised his son by himself and supported the family by "running a small home building and remodeling company."

    —Additional reporting by Marcus Mulick

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