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Roy Garber of 'Shipping Wars' dies from heart attack

Roy Garber of 'Shipping Wars' dies from heart attack.
Roy Garber of 'Shipping Wars' dies from heart attack.

Cantankerous fan favorite, Roy Garber of "Shipping Wars" died on Saturday due to a heart attack according to a press release from uShip. Known for his long white hair and cat accompanying him on long distance trips, Garber had been a valued member of the A&E hit show; he was just 49 years of age at the time of death.

Garber, and his son Travis, owned Arbie's Team Transport and were based out of New Hampshire; however, he spent a great deal of time in Austin, Texas due to his role as a spokesperson for uShip.

Sources close to Garber have confirmed that he suffered from a heart condition. He died after being rushed to a hospital in Austin according to his long term girlfriend. He was an avid scuba diver, fisherman, and was involved in a multitude of business endeavors.

"Shipping Wars" just wrapped production on their fifth season this past Wednesday.

uShip released the following statement:

The uShip team is shocked and incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Roy Garber. While millions of Shipping Wars viewers will remember Roy as a bigger-than-life personality who knew what it took to get the delivery job done, many of us in the uShip family knew him as a personal friend. He spent considerable time at our Austin headquarters, served as company spokesperson and was a long-time service provider on our site. Our hearts, prayers and condolences go out to his family at this difficult time.

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