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Storage Wars star ´commits suicide
in his car a day after being
arrested on drug charges´

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/12/2013 1:10:54 PM

A star of the reality show Storage Wars has committed suicide a day after he was arrested on drug charges. Mark Balelo, who had made frequent appearances on the television show, was found dead of presumed carbon monoxide poisoning on Monday morning when his co-worker discovered his body in his car that he parked inside the auction house garage. Though carbon monoxide poisoning seems likely since the engine of his car was left running, a full autopsy will be completed on Tuesday. TMZ reports that Balelo was arrested on Saturday for an unspecified drug-related offense.

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It is beyond disturbing to see the rash of suicides happening in this country. It´s an utterly selfish act.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/12/2013 1:19:45 PM     (No. 9172319)

To call him a "star" of the show is a stretch. He was an occaisional stand-in during the abscence of one of the show´s regulars. And as a fan of Storage Wars, I found him one of program´s least likable characters, coming off as arrogant and ignorant (like someone else we all know and loathe). That said, it´s a shame to see a tragedy like this where someone sinks to a depth where they believe life is no longer worth living. May God have mercy on his soul.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/12/2013 1:30:00 PM     (No. 9172347)

I had to stop watching that show. All of the "stars" were getting to be annoying.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 2/12/2013 1:30:08 PM     (No. 9172348)

Wonder if anyone bid on that locker?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jir, 2/12/2013 1:33:08 PM     (No. 9172356)

Suicide is epidemic since the Won took office.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/12/2013 1:35:27 PM     (No. 9172362)

Maybe he got depressed because the show wasn´t going to plant any goodies in HIS locker.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/12/2013 2:12:04 PM     (No. 9172458)

I never did like Storage Wars. It was all too good to be true and the people were annoying.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/12/2013 2:16:36 PM     (No. 9172470)

"It´s an utterly selfish act."

Maybe.

My brother committed suicide in 1998 over a failing business and asked that his life insurance proceeds be used to square his accounts, which they were. No one in our family has ever suggested that his suicide was "selfish."

But we´re just a bunch of ignorant Arkies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fleetusa, 2/12/2013 2:32:21 PM     (No. 9172507)

I am certainly not surprised they "salted" the lockers and rigged bidding. I thought they also reshot the bidding afterwards as that is the only way they could get as many clear shots of the bidders "in action" without showing other cameras etc.

It is all an act to sucker the viewer/voyeur. Just like the various "survivor" programs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/12/2013 8:51:55 PM     (No. 9173174)

#7 This ignorant Okie would rather live among ignorant Arkies than the Constitution-destroying hordes of savages populating the cities of the Northeast and the West Coast.

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