'MasterChef' Star Found Dead of Possible Suicide

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Josh MarksSad news for fans of Gordon Ramsay's hit reality show, MasterChef. Remember Josh Marks? The impossibly tall former basketball star who was a whiz in the kitchen on season three? He was found dead last night of a gunshot wound, and cops say his death may have been a suicide.

This isn't the first time Marks' name has popped up in the news since finishing second to MasterChef winner Christine Ha on the Fox reality series. Earlier this year, he was arrested after a run-in with cops in Chicago. He bravely went on record to share his mental health history after assault charges were filed.

Marks who was 26, apparently struggled with bipolar disorder, and the reality chef was hospitalized after allegedly punching a University of Chicago cop and trying to grab his gun in July. But he's been out of the hospital for awhile, even posting photos to Instagram of himself cooking with his child.

Marks was apparently on the streets of Chicago last night as TMZ reports that police received a call from a woman screaming for help and responded to find Marks with a gunshot wound to his head. Officials have called it a possible suicide, but they are still investigating.

Were you a fan of Marks' on MasterChef?

 

If you or someone you know has considered suicide, please reach out to a suicide hotline. There is ALWAYS someone there who wants to listen and who will take you seriously. You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

 

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sydnex23 sydnex23

Praying for his family. And especially his child.

caill... cailliermommy

The poor child. I pray for him & his family.

Momm2... Momm2threeboyz

Praying for his family! That's so sad!

DomsM... DomsMom8207

I worry about my sis in law bcuz she too has bipolar disorder n isnt seeking help.

Andre... Andreamom001

So sad.  Bi-polar disorder has a high death rate.  Tagic.

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

This is so sad.Just read that his mother gave a statement that he had just got a diagnosis that he was schizophrenic about an hour before he took his life because another mental illness was too much for him.Hope you're at Peace now,rest well.

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