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Justin Bieber look-alike found dead

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Pop star Justin Bieber's look-alike Toby Sheldon, whose legal name is Tobias Strebel, has been found dead.

The 35-year-old, who spent $100,000 to look like the singer, was reported missing earlier this week after he was last seen in West Hollywood on August 8.

Strebel's body was found in a Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley on August 21, reports TMZ. The website claimed drugs were found in the room, though it's unclear how he died.

His spokesperson confirmed the news to 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.

"For all the slings and arrows put forth against him, he always held his head high, treated everyone with respect, and had a warmth and glow to him that made anyone around him smile... My condolences go out to his family."

He found fame after appearing on reality TV shows "Botched" and "My Strange Addiction" last year as he continued his quest to look like Bieber.

First Published: Thu, August 27 2015. 12:40 IST