'Shipping Wars' Star Dead: Roy Garber

'Shipping Wars' star was one of show's most popular tradesmen

Roy Garber, star of A&E reality series “Shipping Wars,” has died from a heart attack, sources confirm to Variety. He was 49.

Garber owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New Hampshire, along with his son Travis, and was one of the show’s top earners.

“Shipping Wars” just wrapped its fifth season on Wednesday.

A&E confirmed the news late Saturday evening.

“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.”

A&E’s website described Garber as a “jack of-all-trades” as well as an avid fisherman and master scuba diver.

“Shipping Wars,”  which debuted to 3 million viewers in Jan. 2012, is produced for A&E by Megalomedia. Jonathan Nowzaradan is exec producer and showrunner.

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