Roy Garber, one of the stars of A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’, sadly passed away on January 17, 2014. The new season of Roy’s hit reality show premiered on June 3, and although months have passed since his death, fans were shocked to see him on TV.
Season 6 of Shipping Wars premiered on June 3, 2014, and the late Roy Garber was featured in the two brand new episodes, which will be his last. Many viewers had not yet heard the tragic news of Roy’s passing, due to a heart attack, while others were saddened to see him, knowing that he is gone. Roy is missed — see what the fans are saying.
Roy Garber Dead At 49
Shipping Wars‘ Roy Garber died on January 17, 2014 from a major heart attack.
After being rushed to a Texas hospital, Roy’s life could not be saved and he sadly passed away. The 49-year-old, who was described as “a serious jack-of-all-trades, and a major know-it-all,” left behind his longtime girlfriend who confirmed his death and his son, Travis. Roy suffered from a heart condition, according to his family.
At the time of the tragic news, A&E commented on Roy’s death. “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.”
Roy Garber Appears In ‘Shipping Wars’ After His Death — Fans Shocked
Months later, Roy is still missed.
The fan favorite reality star appeared in the Season 6 Shipping Wars premiere, which featured two back-to-back episodes, and viewers of the hit show were utterly shocked to see him on TV.
Many fans did not even know that Roy has passed, and others were still surprised and sad to see him, after his death.
Watching #ShippingWars on A&E. Hadn’t realized that Roy Garber had passed away. RIP Roy Garber. 😥
— Edward Gold (@eagold2001) June 4, 2014
I didn’t even know that Roy Garber from Shipping Wars passed away in January. I loved his personality on the show. @AETV
— Vicki (@guithar7) June 4, 2014
just found out Roy Garber from shipping wars died,how did I not know this?,he was my favorite on the show,R.I.P Roy, give em hell!!!!!
— ROGER X SEVERSON JR (@RoCKerXfAcktOID) June 4, 2014
Roy Garber from Shipping Wars died in January and I just found out. WTF
— Vermy (@MVerminski) June 4, 2014
Shipping wars are losing a great one R.I.P Roy Garber
— Sergio Smith (@sergiosmith697) June 4, 2014
— Joey (@PunkNation434) June 4, 2014
R.I.P. Roy Garber. Shipping Wars will miss you.
— Cole Deal (@DealCole) June 4, 2014
— Ramonita (@RFalcon74) June 4, 2014
The Season 6 premiere were Roy’s final episodes. Roy will not be featured in any more new episodes of Shipping Wars, A&E confirmed to HollywoodLife.com.
HollywoodLifers, are you a fan of Shipping Wars? Is it tough to watch Roy on the show or are you glad A&E kept his footage for the viewers to watch?
— Elizabeth Wagmeister