‘Storage Wars’ Star Mark Balelo Commits Suicide Days After Drug Arrest
Do you watch "Storage Wars"? Then you may know the name Mark Balelo. On the show he was the guy who would always show up to the auctions and would try to make the units sky rocket in price so he could buy them. Sad news to report on though, Balelo killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.
TMZ is reporting that Balelo was found dead in his car parked and running in the garage at his auction house in Simi Valley, California.
According to our sources, Balelo had been arrested for a drug-related offense on Saturday. We're told when Balelo got out of jail he was distraught, and asked his fiancée to come over because he was afraid he might hurt himself.
We're told they met at his office on Sunday, they talked for a few hours, he took a 4 hour nap -- and when he woke up seemed better.
The fiancée left Balelo at the office Sunday evening. We're told one of Balelo's employees found his body Monday morning.”
Balelo appeared on a handful of "Storage Wars" episodes over the past few seasons. He wasn't a main person on the show, but big fans of the show know who he is.
TMZ is also reporting that an autopsy will be conducted to confirm his exact death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.