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Storage Wars Regular Commits Suicide

Storage Wars regular Mark Balelo committed suicide on Monday by way of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to TMZ. The Southern California resident was reportedly arrested over the weekend for a drug-related offense.

That’s where the story took a tragic turn. From TMZ:

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.

A National Enquirer story from last month claimed Balelo had quite the rap sheet and was facing a possible deportation from the United States as a result:

According to court documents, Balelo’s record dates back to 2007, when he was busted for three drug-related felonies and wound up being sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years probation.

He was busted twice in 2011 on firearm, illegal drug and probation violations and just recently served 45 days behind bars on yet another probation violation.

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