Josh from Masterchef found dead

per TMZ, looks like suicide.

 

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"MasterChef" finalist Josh Marks has been found dead in a Chicago alleyway -- just a few months after his infamous run-in with University of Chicago police -- and officials believe he committed suicide.

A rep for the Chicago PD says they received a call from a woman screaming for help Friday evening ... and after arriving to the alleyway found a 26-year old male with a gunshot wound to the head.

Multiple sources involved the investigation tell us the body is Josh Marks.

We're told officers also recovered a nearby weapon ... and they're still on-scene investigating further. 

You'll recall, 26-year-old 7-foot-2 Marks was arrested by U. Chicago cops in July after allegedly punching an officer and trying to grab his gun. 3 officers tried to subdue Marks with batons and pepper spray, but he broke free and took off running.

It eventually took 5 officers to chase him down and handcuff him. Once in custody, cops claim Marks blamed Gordon Ramsay for his outburst, claiming the celeb chef had possessed him and turned him into God. There was no evidence of drug use.

Months before the arrest, Marks released a video for the "Make a Sound Project" -- an organization dedicated to helping people struggling with suicidal thoughts -- revealing he suffered from bipolar disorder.

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Police believe Marks was in a manic state during the U. Chicago incident.

Story developing ...


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/11/masterchef-finalist-josh-marks-dead-suicide/#ixzz2hwoAotd6
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Jesus. Phone Post

Some black army vet killed himself after he got booted from the next cake boss Phone Post

Damn. Phone Post

Reality show stars killing themselves is a trend I can get behind.

Wow so sad. RIP man. Phone Post

That's a large fellow. Unfortunate he did that to himself, mental illness is powerful. Phone Post

TheHawker - Reality show stars killing themselves is a trend I can get behind.

That's not very nice Phone Post

A 7'2" black guy and he is not at least the 12th man on an NBA roster pulling down league minimum tang and pay?

Fuck, I'd be depressed too.

In all seriousness, I never watched the show, don't know the guy but I'm sorry for him.

I would not think he was in a manic period, though.

That's when you feel productive, energized, etc.

Either way, this man felt he could no longer cope with whatever ailed him so.

I'm sorry he felt that way. Phone Post

7'2" and not in the NBA is a shame. Phone Post 3.0

JeffersonDArcyChoke - A 7'2" black guy and he is not at least the 12th man on an NBA roster pulling down league minimum tang and pay?

Fuck, I'd be depressed too.

In all seriousness, I never watched the show, don't know the guy but I'm sorry for him.

I would not think he was in a manic period, though.

That's when you feel productive, energized, etc.

Either way, this man felt he could no longer cope with whatever ailed him so.

I'm sorry he felt that way. Phone Post
I was about 10 seconds late. Phone Post 3.0

TexDeuce - 
TheHawker - Reality show stars killing themselves is a trend I can get behind.

That's not very nice Phone Post


I know, but they don't pay me to be nice.

Terrible. He seemed such a pleasant and talented guy.

Dude had some serious skills in the kitchen.

what a shame.

Mental Illness is a fucking bitch.

RIP josh Phone Post 3.0

RIP hope he makes a full recovery

He lost to the blind chick right?

Thay would fuck me up too. Phone Post

CMX - RIP hope he makes a full recovery

Yeah...this.. Phone Post