A man who became the champion of a TV competition program is dead at 41. TMZ.com reports that Scott Marshall, who won the fourth season of the Spike series “Ink Master” in 2014, died over the weekend in Chicago.
“According to Marshall’s wife Johanna, Scott called her from his tattoo shop near Chicago Saturday night and said he wasn’t feeling well enough to make the drive home. She says Scott got a hotel nearby to crash but when he didn’t answer her calls the next day, she got worried,” TMZ reports.
The story adds: “Johanna says 2 police officers came to her door Sunday and told her Scott had passed away in his sleep.”
According to preliminary autopsy results, his death may have been related to heart problems, the report notes, but local police said Marshall’s death was under investigation.
“Scott won the show’s $100,000 prize in 2014 and was featured in Inked Magazine,” TMZ adds.