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Autopsy Confirms "Storage Wars" Star Mark Balelo Committed Suicide

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Mark Balelo, star of A&E's Storage Wars, took his own life, California's Ventura County Coroner's Office has confirmed.

The 40-year-old died of carbon monoxide poisoning, and his death has been ruled a suicide, reports E! News.

Balelo was found at his auction house in Simi Valley, Calif., on Monday.  His body was in his car and the motor was running.

He had been arrested on Saturday on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.  He was held in jail overnight and released on Sunday.

The A&E network released a statement to E!, saying, “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Mark’s family.”

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"Storage Wars" Star Mark Balelo Dead in Suspected Suicide

Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Storage Wars star Mark Balelo has apparently killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to, sources close to Balelo report that he was found dead Monday in his own vehicle, which was parked and running in the garage of his Simi Valley, Calif., auction house.

The reality star, who appeared on several episodes of the A&E series, had been arrested for a drug-related offense on Saturday, according to TMZ sources.  It seems Balelo was distraught when he left jail and asked his fiancée to visit him because he was afraid for his own safety.

The couple reportedly then met on Sunday, after which he took a four-hour nap and awoke “feeling better.”  The woman left his office on Sunday evening and one of Balelo’s employees found his lifeless body on Monday morning.

An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.

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