Shipping Wars’ Roy Garber passes away from heart attack at 49

Shipping Wars Roy Garber died

Some shockingly sad news to report for fans of A&E’s reality series Shipping Wars as numerous sources are reporting that show star Roy Garber has died from a heart attack at the age of 49. The official Shipping Wars Facebook page shared this message Saturday night:

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.

Details have not officially been released, but close friends of Roy’s have commented that he passed away from a heart attack. Several pointed out that Roy had suffered a major heart attack a few years ago as well.

UPDATE – TMZ has spoken with Roy’s long-time girlfriend and she confirms Roy passed away after suffering a heart attack. She reveals he was taken to a Texas hospital, but died shortly after.

Co-star and on-screen foe Jennifer Brennan took to Facebook to share her condolences and also reveal that off-screen the two shared a “unique friendship:”

My deepest condolences go out to Roy’s family. Off camera we really had a unique friendship. He showed me many things over the years in shipping. I’ll miss you friend!!!!! The roads won’t be same without you. :(

Jennifer later shared her grief on Twitter as well:

Co-stars Robbie Welsh & Chris Hanna also shared a message on Facebook:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Garber family through this extremely difficult time.

We will update as soon as we know more.

UPDATE – Shipping Wars cast members Marc Springer and Jarrett Joyce since reacted to the news on Twitter, as has uShip, the shipping service featured on the show:

R.I.P. Roy.

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  • sean

    silver man rip now you cant catch the blackdog on the roads

    • joeythew

      Silver Haired Jesus…

  • Thelma

    49 is just too young to go

  • Demona

    Mark gave him the best Facebook message, you should really post his

    • Demona

      Marc Springer:
      I was shocked and saddened to learn of Roy Garber’s passing today. My thoughts and condolences go out to his Family and friends.
      Roy will be missed I can say this with all certainty.
      He was a factor in his life and lived it the way he deemed it should be lived.
      For this I have admiration and respect.
      RIP Roy and Gods Speed Man!

  • jesse

    One of the few tv personalities I could relate to He made me laugh every episode Thanks Roy RIP

  • Jared

    Roy = The best there is,The best there was and The best there ever will be.RIP Roy,Canada loves ya..”

  • patricia

    I luved watching him on the show.its wont b the same without him.he will b missed so much.

  • Allison

    It’s not Shipping Wars without Roy.



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  • Gary

    Can’t watch it without Roy!