Carlos Lopez, Operation Repo Star, Dead from Apparent Suicide

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Carlos Lopez Jr., a former reality star best known for his long-running role on TruTV's Operation Repo, was found dead Sunday night on the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment.

He was 35 years old.

Carlos Lopez Jr.

According to TMZ, Lopez's body was discovered by his roommate around 8 p.m.

The roommate then dialed 911 and paramedics eventually arrived at the residence... but it was too late. Lopez was announced dead at the scene.

The cause of death appears to be a simple, obvious and tragic one:

Lopez was found with what looked to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. In its report, TMZ also claims that he left behind a suicide note.

Lopez was an Army veteran who served 37 months in combat with the 82nd Airborne in the Army, per his IMDB page.

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He appeared on Operation Repo from 2012 to 2014 and also enjoyed small roles on television shows such as iCarly and CSI: Cyber.

Most recently, he appeared as a CIA station chief in the Tom Cruise movie, American Made.

Based on a recent Facebook post, it also sounds as if Lopez will have a small part in the upcoming Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee.

Operation Repo, meanwhile, was the English-language version of the original Spanish reality program that aired on Telemundo.

Based out of California's San Fernando Valley, it chronicles a professional team that conducted repossessions for finance companies; it was canceled in 2014 following six years on the air.

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Wrote Carlos' mother on Facebook not long after this awful news went public:

Our hearts are heavy.

Our handsome adventurous and loving son Carlos Jr. Left is for Heaven yesterday and our hearts are so heavy. Keep our family and Carlos’s friend Ronnie Lee in your prayers please.

We’ve lost our eldest son and military warrior.

Lopez's death comes on the heels of two other suicides in Hollywood.

First, legendary designer Kate Spade took her own life via hanging. She was 55 years old.

Then, beloved chef and author Anthony Bourdain took his own life, also via hanging, while on location in France for his CNN show Parts Unknown.

On Monday morning it was revealed that Pawn Stars star Richard Harrison had died at the age of 77.

Very sad news all around.

May they all rest in peace.

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