Justin Bieber Lookalike Found Dead

'True Belieber' spent $100K to look like his idol
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2015 11:35 AM CDT
Justin Bieber Lookalike Found Dead
Tobias Strebel, also known as Toby Sheldon   (Twitter)

Reality TV star and Justin Bieber superfan Tobias Strebel, best known for having dropped $100,000 on plastic surgery to make him look like his idol, was found dead in a California Motel 6 on Friday, the Hollywood Reporter reports. The 35-year-old Strebel, who was also known as Toby Sheldon, had been missing for three days before his body was found. The disappearance may have been triggered by the breakup of a relationship, and drugs were found in the motel room, the LAPD tells TMZ. An autopsy was conducted yesterday to determine the cause of death.

Strebel appeared on My Strange Addiction and Botched in connection with his Bieber obsession, and was also pursuing a music career. He explained his fascination with the pop star in his episode of Botched, which aired July 2014. "What brought me to Bieber was like, the whole package," he began. "The full cheeks, the full temples, the bright, open eyes, the full, luscious lips, and his facial framing: his bangs and his full head of hair." Strebel referred to the 21-year-old Bieber as "extraordinarily beautiful." (More Justin Bieber stories.)

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