Justin Bieber Lookalike Toby Sheldon Found Dead Days After Being Reported Missing
This is just terrible. According to TMZ, Justin Bieber lookalike, Toby Sheldon, has been found dead, just days after he was reported missing. Sheldon, who was best known for spending over $100,000 on voluntary plastic surgery to look more like Bieber, was found in a room at Motel 6 in North Hills, California according to the TMZ. At this time, it is unclear how Sheldon died. He was reported missing on August 18.
Sheldon, whose birth name is Tobias Strebel, appeared on numerous reality shows after news of his numerous plastic surgery procedures made headlines, including TLC's My Strange Addiction and E!'s Botched. He also worked as a songwriter in Los Angeles, in addition to his many television appearances.
According to Sheldon in an interview with British magazine Closer , he admired Bieber for his youth. "My friends shower me with compliments," he said, before continuing, "they even call me Toby Bieber." As Gawker reports, he underwent multiple plastic surgeries, Aquamid injections, and hair transplants all in an effort to appear physically like Bieber.
Sheldon's spokesperson reportedly confirmed the news with The Daily Mirror, saying, "I am beyond devastated to have heard the news about Tobias. Tobias was a kind, caring, and gentle soul that was dedicated and passionate to his music and career."
Sheldon was 35 years old.