facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Storage Wars' star Mark Balelo found dead of apparent suicide

Feb. 12, 2013 at 8:13 AM   |   Comments

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- "Storage Wars" cast member Mark Balelo has committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in Simi Valley, Calif., TMZ reported.

One of Balelo's employees found his body Monday morning in his car, which was parked and running in the garage at his auction house, the celebrity news website said.

He apparently had been distraught following his arrest Saturday for a drug-related offense, TMZ said.

An autopsy on Balelo's remains is scheduled for Tuesday.

Balelo is known for wearing flashy clothes to auctions on "Storage Wars," a reality show which debuted on A&E in 2010. The series follows people who buy the contents of unpaid storage units as single lots, then try to re-sell items individually for profit.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress Kourtney Kardashian shows off baby bump in crochet dress
2
Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia Joan Rivers' doctor reportedly took a selfie while comedienne was under anesthesia
3
Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness Prince Harry cancels birthday celebration over Kate Middleton's morning sickness
4
Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London Amy Winehouse tribute statue unveiled in London
5
Sadie Robertson gets second highest score on first night of 'DWTS' Sadie Robertson gets second highest score on first night of 'DWTS'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback