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Shipping Wars Star Dies of Heart Attack

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  1. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    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.

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/18/roy-garber-shipping-wars-dead-dies-heart-attack/2/#comments-anchor
  2. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    I don't know much about this show. I had to check your link to see who it was. I expected a big fat dude. He was far from that.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He was thin.

    But he was high-strung and he smoked.

    Sorry to hear of this. :(

    Hopefully someone is giving his cat a good home.
  4. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    He was the best character on the show. Bummer.
  5. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I always got a good laugh or two when he was on the show.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Well shoot. Folks dropping to fast it seems. Really liked Roy. Straight forward get biz done no BS type.
  7. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Yeah I love the show and was surprised to hear that he passed because even though he did smoke he was thin and was constantly doing manual labor that would keep a person fit. Supposedly there is a rumor that he was a big coke head too so who knows...
  8. KoRnyBrad

    KoRnyBrad I am the Bat!

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    To bad. The Roy banter with the rest of the cast on the show was some of the best stuff.
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  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Wouldn't surprise me...and I don't think the labor - if you want to call it that - he did was enough to keep him fit or healthy or anything like that.
  10. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Well my point was that it's not like he worked in an office and was 300 pounds. Didn't say he did a lot of labor but all of the episodes I saw of him he wasn't just driving he was doing some lifting etc. It obviously had to be the smoking and rumored drugs that did his heart in.
  11. CashMan

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    You do not have to be 300lbs to die of a heart attack. A lot of it might be diet, smoking, and drugs. He is traveling a lot, which probably meant, he ate out a ton. He might of consumed a lot of trans fat, or extra fat from fast food. Smoking alone increased heart problems by a ton, mix in a drug that speeds your heart up, and well you get closer to death.
  12. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    I didn't say you have to be 300 pounds to have a heart attack geez. The odds are greater if you are obese and non active that's all I was saying. If you read my entire post I said that it was probably the heavy smoking and rumored drugs that did him in...
  13. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Can't say that I have ever seen or even heard of this show. What is the premise?
  14. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Shipping Wars is a reality TV series on A&E that began airing on January 10, 2012. The show follows six independent carriers who have discovered that fortunes can be made transporting items that traditional carriers either cannot or will not haul. The series also features uShip, the world’s largest online auction house for independent truckers. For Season 1, the featured carriers are Marc Springer ("The Big Rig"), Roy Garber ("The Handyman"), Jennifer Brennan ("The cowboy"), Jarrett Joyce ("The Rookie"), and Suzanne and Scott Bawcom ("The Veterans").[5] Starting with Season 2, the Bawcoms are replaced by the team of Christopher Hanna and Robbie Welsh ("The Hotshot Couple"). Season 3 premiered on December 12, 2012. New shippers Johnny Chavez and the team of Chelsea Grant and Courtney Aguilera appear in Season 4.

    In a typical episode, the carriers place bids on two jobs listed on uShip, in a reverse auction format. Each client has the option of awarding the job either to the lowest bidder, or to a higher bidder based on feedback from previous clients. Ties are broken in favor of the carrier with the higher average feedback rating. Winners load their cargo and attempt to deliver it intact by the client's deadline. Feedback ratings from clients are displayed as the loads are delivered. At the end of the episode, each carrier's net profit or loss is tallied on-screen, with the expenses (fuel, labor, late-delivery penalties, fines, etc.) subtracted from the bid amount to determine the overall profit or loss. At times, a carrier will arrange to haul one or more additional loads on the same trip, with the extra money figured into his/her tally.
  15. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Interesting, thanks!
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  16. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt waste my time if I were you.It's so scripted.
  17. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks! Best guy on the show. I had a feeling as soon as I read the title it was him though.
  18. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    what difference does that make?
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  19. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Yeah why would that matter CashMan? It's an entertaining show imo.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yeah, I think anyone that watches the show knows that it's scripted to some extent, I mean they choose they potential bidders and the loads they can bid on, so yeah there is some pre-determining stuff going on.

    But you can't script the trip itself and I doubt the yawhoos they have to deal with either picking up or dropping off the items are "scripted".
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