The official coroner’s report is in for Tobias “Toby” Strebel, professionally known as Toby Sheldon, who spent over $100k to look like his idol, Justin Bieber. Born in Germany, Toby, 35, got, considerable media exposure when he went on the E! show, Botched with Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow, seeking more work on his jaw and forehead in an effort to look more like Justin Bieber. The Botched doctors turned him down, which they do many plastic surgery addicts, as they believed the risks outweighed any benefit. Last year, Toby, who professionally was best known as a Justin Bieber impersonator, went missing, and he was found dead in a San Fernando Valley motel.
According to the Inquisitr, Botched is in what the doctors are calling its best and scariest season ever. Justin Bieber impersonator Toby Stevens was on during a prior season, and he was able to show the world that at 35, he was still trying to make a living singing and making appearances as Justin Bieber. Toby went on Botched to request a work on his forehead and jaw to look more like Justin Bieber and to also continue fighting the aging process. In the end, Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow turned Toby down, even though, they hinted that they knew he would go elsewhere for more work.
https://t.co/0RVha2u4cj Inspiring Justin Bieber look-a-like passes away. Read for details.— 98.5 KLUC (@985KLUC) July 25, 2016
TMZ is reporting that the final coroner’s report is in on Toby Sheldon official cause of death, and as suspected, the Justin Bieber impersonator died of a drug cocktail overdose. The Los Angeles County Coroner says that the Bieber impersonator had a variety of drugs in his system, and more were found in the Motel 6 room where he was staying. The official cause of death was “multiple drug intoxication.”
The L.A. County Coroner says he had a combination of the painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone, diazepam (Valium), plus sleep aids zolpidem and temazepam, alprazolam (Xanax), and alcohol. Also found in the motel room were vials of insulin and syringes. At the time of his death, Toby was 35.
The Mirror had pondered whether the death of Toby Sheldon, the Justin Bieber impersonator, was suicide as he was said to be depressed at the time of his death because of a bad break-up. But the coroner ruled that the death was accidental, and there was no foul play.
Toby Sheldon, who had over $100k worth of surgery to resemble singer Justin Bieber, went missing, and he was found at the Motel 6 in the San Fernando Valley. At the time, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter made a statement that the investigation would be ongoing.
“We are unsure if it is an accident or suicide. The investigation is ongoing.”
A spokesman and representative for Toby, who made appearances as Justin Bieber, put out a statement for his friends and fans.
“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.”
The Daily Mail quoted the celebrity docs from the show Botched, who passed along their condolences for the passing of Toby Sheldon. Dr. Paul Nassif, who met Toby on the show Botched, tweeted a message for Toby’s friends and family on his passing.
“My deepest condolences go out to the family of Toby Sheldon. He was good person with a great heart.”
Though Dr. Paul Nassif did not operate on Toby, he did have a chance to get to know him during a surgical consult with Dr. Terry Dubrow.
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