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Josh Marks of MasterChef Dead at 26 in Suicide

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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Josh Marks, a troubled “MasterChef” finalist, committed suicide in Chicago on Friday.

Police confirm that the 26-year-old was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A revolver was discovered near his body.

Marks’ relatives say he had suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

His death comes after a disturbing July incident during which Marks was arrested for assaulting a police officer.

At the time, authorities say Marks claimed to have been possessed by “MasterChef” judge Gordon Ramsay and believed he’d transformed into God.

Marks was the runner-up to Christine Ha on the third season of “MasterChef” in 2012.

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