“Masterchef” finalist Josh Marks was found dead on Friday night, from the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Chicago Tribune writes that police responded to a call of a body found at 6:45 p.m. Friday and found Marks lying face up on the ground, “unresponsive and bleeding from the head.” A revolver was found near his body.
Marks was known as the “Seven-Foot Chef” on season 3 of the FOX reality cooking competition “MasterChef,” finishing second to winner Christine Ha. He was arrested after attacking an officer and trying to remove the weapon from his holster. As a result he was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, and attempting to disarm a police officer. The case was up in court on Wednesday, when Judge Carol Howard granted a continuance to Nov. 6, according to the report.