Roy Garber, star of Shipping Wars, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 17 after suffering a heart attack. Garber was only 49 years old but did suffer from a heart condition. He left behind a girlfriend and a son, Travis.
Garber was described as someone who loved to learn new things and was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving and his job. He was considered to be one of the top earners among shippers in the United States.
A&E released a statement about Garber’s death saying,
"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."
Garber’s fans also tweeted their condolences to his family and expressed their sadness over his passing.
I am way more sad that Roy Garber from Shipping Wars has died than I really should be. R.I.P. Roy.
— Here's your sign (@BooFricketyHoo) January 19, 2014
— darrell sheets (@DarrellGambler) January 19, 2014
Rest in Peace to A&E TV show "Shipping Wars" star Roy Garber.. Passed away at age of 49 from heart attack. The show will NEVER be the same
— Daniel Burton (@aMANinMANHATTAN) January 19, 2014
Rip Roy garber you will be greatly missed loved seeing you on @ShippingWars
— Nick Warner (@Chuck_Norris_18) January 19, 2014
Rest In Peace, Roy Garber. You were my favorite one in #shippingwars. Still in shock.
— Andy (@Diehard14Fan) January 19, 2014
Garber owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New Hampshire. His son Travis worked with him. Garber had just finished filming the 5th season of Shipping Wars. He was known for his kindness and sarcasm and was a fan favorite on the show. RIP Roy Garber.
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