Before we move forward following the devastating news regarding “Shipping Wars” star Roy Garber’s death last week from a heart attack, we wanted to at least assemble a few more odds and ends regarding the aftermath of the news that first came out this weekend.
From the production standpoint, the fifth season has been airing much of the past several weeks on A&E, and will more than likely live on in repeats for many years to come. (One of the next scheduled airings will come via a marathon on January 31.) While we know that this sort of solace you get from watching a show may not compare to the sense of sadness that his family must feel, we also know that there is a sort of comfort and enjoyment that so many get out of watching this or any show. It is like many other programs on TV in that sense; many use the simplest shows as a form of healing, and it allows some of the stars on them to create some sort of legacy.
For those of you wondering about the state of Roy’s beloved Muffy the Cat, who traveled with him on the show extensively. According to TMZ, authorities have gotten in contact with Garber’s family, and the cat will be sent to live with his mother in his home state of New Hampshire.
Also, Garber’s co-star Robbie Welsh posted her reactions to his death on Twitter after the news broke:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Garber family during this unexpected and horrible time … I’m still in shock. u never expect things like this to happen. Roy was always nice to Carter & that’s all that mattered to me.”
As we mentioned in our own initial post about the news, our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. We will have some more on what A&E plans to do to commemorate this in the future.