Sunday, January 19, 2014

Roy Garber Has Died

One of the few memorable faces and characters in a show which is not that memorable was Roy Garber. A single father who raised his son alone for 18 years, Roy starred on Shipping Wars on A&E for its entire five season run. He died of a heart attack. He was 49.

24 comments:

Violet said...

Never seen the show and no idea who this man is - but that's sad anyway. 49 too young. Mind, I thought he was way older than that looking at that picture.

TalksTooMuch said...

Oh man! I only saw it a few times but he had a strong presence. That is too sad about his son, good for him for leaving a good legacy. Wow.

Kimba said...

Never watched the show, sads for the family. I am stunned that BBC journalist Komla Dumor died at 41. Those are early ages for cardiac arrests.

Steampunk Jazz said...

That's my cat!

umop 3pisdn said...

Sad indeed...my hubs watches the show and this cat was pretty cool. Prayers to his family, I just lost a dear friend of 18yrs to a stroke and she was 53

PugsterMom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. That is just too young to go.

Seven of Eleven said...

Was the cat part of the show? He's a little cutie.

RIP, Mr Garber, and @umop, I'm sorry to hear that. :(

OneEyeCharlie said...

When I was eighteen, 49 seemed ancient. It doesn't sound quite so old now.

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Im just sayin said...

In my line of work I see this every day. And they're only getting younger. You don't have to be 80 and eat junk and smoke 2 packs a day anymore. Last patient I had was 38....with no history. So sorry for this mans family, more specifically his son. How sad.

auntliddy said...

He came across as a real dick, but rest in peace.

Alexa Rose said...

Aw, my husband liked that show.

bluebonnetmom said...

They nicknamed him Silver Haired Jesus on the show. He traveled everywhere with his cat, Muffy. He was also a smoker and had heart problems. We love the show and we will miss him.

Gypsytrill said...

I. Adored. Him. He was my favorite character on any show on any network, right next to Tia Torres on Pitbulls and Parolees. Roy Garber, his ornery self, was a true original. "A nickel is holding up a dollar." There was nothing fake about Roy, what you saw was really him. He exasperated his co-stars but oh my, we the viewers just loved him.

8=====D - KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP

CocoaBeachBunny said...

"Stop talking and go back in the house" - Roy Garber

Blondie! said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
I've watched the show many times. I now this next sentence is going to come across as awful, but I thought he was older, like 20 years older.

Anothergrayhare said...

Loved his. "Just give me my money and I'll be outta here" attitude. I remember an episode where he drove through a tornado and around closed highways to make it to his son's graduation. He always called a spade a spade. Too young to go but smoking will do that to you.

Anothergrayhare said...

Loved his. "Just give me my money and I'll be outta here" attitude. I remember an episode where he drove through a tornado and around closed highways to make it to his son's graduation. He always called a spade a spade. Too young to go but smoking will do that to you.

Queenie said...

Dunno who this is, but cute puddy tat!

Queenie said...

LOL

K. Madelyn said...

Maybe I'm biased 'cause I just turned 50, & never heard of him; but RIP, & IMO he looks pretty hot. Wouldn't have kicked him out of bed, but my long-haired tabby already has her white siamese/??? mix as a foot-of-bedfellow. She might have had issues with an additional kitty.

FlirtyChick74 said...

Hahahaha

cricket said...

Never watched the show but 49 is way too young. I'm sure his son and kitty are going to miss him very much RIP