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Reality Television Personality Dead at 49 Variety

A TV personality who was one of the most popular cast members on a cable reality series has died. Variety reports that Roy Garber, a regular on the A&E series "Shipping Wars," died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

A&E on Saturday confirmed the death of Garber, 49.

Garber was one of the show’s top earners, and owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport in New Hampshire. “Shipping Wars” just aired the final show of its fifth season last week.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family,” the network said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Roy’s loved ones during this difficult time. He will be missed.”

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