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'MasterChef' finalist Josh Marks found dead

Josh Marks

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MasterChef finalist Josh Marks, 26, was found dead on Friday night by Chicago police, People confirms. Authorities discovered Marks along South Peoria Avenue with a bullet wound to the head; the wound was apparently self-inflicted. A relative on the scene reportedly told police that Marks had been suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The 7’2” Marks was arrested in July for allegedly assaulting a police officer after claiming he was possessed by MasterChef judge Gordon Ramsay, who had turned him into God. Marks – who appeared in season 3 of the reality series – was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and attempting to disarm a police officer.

Originally posted October 12 2013 — 1:43 PM EDT

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