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'Storage Wars' star Mark Balelo dead in apparent suicide

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"Storage Wars" regular Mark Balelo, 40, was found dead on Monday, according to the Ventura County Star.

An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday, but TMZ is reporting that Balelo's death was an apparent suicide, and that the reality star was discovered in his car, which was parked and running in a garage. According to E! Online, Balelo was arrested last Saturday for alleged possession of a controlled substance and was set to appear in court on Feb. 19. 

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Balelo owned Balelo Inc., a liquidation merchandise business. He made headlines in 2011 when he helped Nicolas Cage recover a rare Superman comic book that had been stolen.