Reality star who paid $100k to look like Justin Bieber found dead

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A man who paid over $100k on plastic surgery to look like Justin Bieber, has been found dead.

Toby Sheldon became known for having plastic surgery to look like the star.


His body was found in a Motel 6 in San Fernando Valley on 21 August.

He was  found after being reported missing on 18 August.

The cause of death was not immediately clear, but police did find drugs in the motel room.

The LAPD has told news outlets that Sheldon’s disappearance could have been triggered by a recent breakup with his boyfriend.

Sheldon appeared on the ‘My Strange Addiction’ and ‘Botched’ TV shows.

He first got plastic surgery aged 23, when he sought to stop his hair from thinning.

After Bieber rose to fame in 2008, Sheldon had plastic surgery to look like him, and even attempted to launch a music career in homage to Bieber.

Fellow ‘Botched’ star Dr Paul Nassif said on Thursday: “My deepest condolences go out to the family of Toby Sheldon. He was good person with a great heart.”