Roy Garber, A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’ Star, Dead at 49

Individuals close to the reality star’s family say he died of a heart attack in Texas

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:13 PM

“Shipping Wars” star Roy Garber has died, according to a post on the show’s official Facebook page. He was 49 years old.

“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,” the network said.

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His longtime girlfriend told TMZ that he was rushed to a Texas hospital after suffering from a heart attack and died shortly after. Individuals close to the family told the site that he had suffered from a heart condition for some time.

He had starred on “Shipping Wars” since it debuted in Jan. 2012. The series returned for its fifth season in December. It followed independent truckers who moved large, unusual items that traditional movers refused to ship.

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Garber and his son, Travis, owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New Hampshire.