So sad — it looks like Toby Sheldon wasn’t very close to any of his family members at the time of his death. In fact, he hadn’t seen his relatives, who live in Germany, in over TWO years, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned.
Our hearts are broken for Toby Sheldon. The 35-year-old, who spent $100,000 on plastic surgeries to make himself look like Justin Bieber, was found dead in a hotel room on Aug. 21, and all of his families were living far, far away from where he was at the time of his death.
“Toby’s family all lives in Germany,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He had not seen them in over two and a half years, and only kept in contact with them by phone. They have not seen him since he got all his surgery.”
The Botched star was last seen on Aug. 18, and his body was found three days later at a Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Toby was going through a rough time when he died, which makes it even harder to hear that he had no close relatives in the area.
“He just went through a really bad breakup a week ago,” our insider said. “He was devastated over it. Toby kept a lot of things secret from his friends and family, so hearing about his heartbreaking split was surprising. It’s so sad that he wasn’t able to get closure over his broken heart before he died.”
Toby did have friends here, though, and they are, naturally, beyond saddened by this news. “We are completely shocked,” pal Gina Rodriguez told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “We never knew him to be depressed and wish we could have been there for him.” We can’t even imagine what Toby’s friends are going through at this time.
Our thoughts remain with Toby’s loved ones.
— Alyssa Norwin, reporting by Tim Plant