Roy Garber, star of A&E reality show Shipping Wars and long-time transporter on uShip, has died of a heart attack, according to the show’s production company, Megalomedia. The story ran on Variety’s Web site Saturday night. Roy was 49.
Garber owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New Hampshire, along with his son Travis.
The following is uShip’s statement on Roy’s passing:
The uShip team is shocked and incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Roy Garber. While millions of Shipping Wars viewers will remember Roy as a bigger-than-life personality who knew what it took to get the delivery job done, many of us in the uShip family knew him as a personal friend. He spent considerable time at our Austin headquarters, served as company spokesperson and was a long-time service provider on our site. Our hearts, prayers and condolences go out to his family at this difficult time.
Media Contact: Dean Jutilla, Sr. Director, Marketing Communications at uShip at dean [at] uship [dot] com.