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Just a few months after a violent run-in with University of Chicago police, Josh Marks has been found dead. Officials believe he committed suicide.

The MasterChef finalist was just 26 years old.

Police say they received a call from a woman screaming for help Friday evening. They found a 26-year old male with a gunshot wound to the head.

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Multiple sources involved with the investigation state that the victim in the Chicago alley is Josh Marks. Officers have also recovered a nearby weapon.

It’s a sad and tragic end for this bright talent.

Marks was arrested for assault by University of Chicago cops this summer after an incident in which he allegedly punched an officer and tried to grab his gun.


Three officers tried to subdue Marks, who was 7’2″, with batons and pepper spray, but he broke free and took off. Five cops brought him down eventually.

Once in custody, Marks blamed Gordon Ramsay for his outburst, claiming the celebrity chef possessed him and turned him into a god … seriously.

There was no evidence of drug use on his part.

In February of this year, Marks released a video for the “Make a Sound Project,” an organization dedicated to helping people struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Marks himself suffered from bipolar disorder. R.I.P.