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'Storage Wars' Star Mark Balelo Found Dead

By JACKIE WILLIS

February 12, 2013

Storage Wars star Mark Balelo was found dead just two days after his drug arrest, The Huffington Post reports.

Balelo was arrested on charges of possessing a controlled substance over the weekend, leading some media outlets to suspect the auction house owner may have committed suicide.

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The A&E star was known as one of the big spenders on Storage Wars, and nicknamed "Rico Suave" for his outlandish style. He died at age 40.

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