Mark Balelo, Storage Wars Star, Found Dead Two Days After Drug Arrest
Mark Balelo, who appeared on several episodes of A&E's hit reality show Storage Wars, was found dead at his auction house on Monday, Feb. 11, The Ventura County Star reports. He was 40.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office said no further details were available pending completion of a Feb. 12 autopsy, though TMZ reports he was found dead in his car, which was parked and running in his garage in Simi Valley, Calif.
Sadly, Balelo was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance on Saturday, Feb. 9. He was scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 19.
Prior to his death, Balelo famously helped Nicolas Cage recover a mint-condition copy of the first-ever Superman comic book that had been stolen from the actor's locker. The 1938 issue is valued at $1 million.
Storage Wars, one of A&E's most popular programs, follows auctioneers and buyers as they blindly bid on various storage units. The winners then raid their purchases in hopes of finding valuable treasures.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Mark Balelo, Storage Wars Star, Found Dead Two Days After Drug Arrest
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Jennifer Lopez shares an adorable photo of her look-alike daughter, plus more celebritots on social media on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »