The case of missing Justin Bieber look-alike and mega fan Tobias Strebel has reportedly come to a tragic end.
TMZ reports the occasional reality star – who goes by stage name Toby Sheldon – was found dead in a motel outside of Los Angeles, California, on Friday.
The 35-year-old spent $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like the younger pop star and has appeared on numerous television and news shows, including Botched and Inside Edition.
Police sources told the website that Tobias’ body was found in a Motel 6 in North Hills in the San Fernando Valley area.
Drugs were found in the room, sources said, but how Tobias died has yet to be determined.
This is very unusual for him to be missing. He hasn’t done any, not shown up for no reason, no note or anything,’ his friend, Mel Espinoza, told ABC 7.
The singer/song writer’s obsession with his appearance did not start with the pop star but rather began as a desire to prevent his hair thinning at the age of 23, however once the then pre-pubescent Justin hit the big-time in 2008, he then decided to transform his face to look like the star.
Tobias appeared on Botched in 2014 and explained why he dreamed to look like a young Justin.
He said on the show: ‘What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips, and spatial framing… [Justin’s] just extraordinarily beautiful.’
He underwent numerous plastic surgeries and cosmetic treatments, as well as cut his hair like the singer and dressed like him.
The reality star had tried to launch his own career to emulate his idol further.
Source: Daily Mail