‘MasterChef’ Runner-up Joshua Marks Found Dead, Possible Suicide

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  • Police report that “MasterChef” runner up Joshua Marks sustained a gun shot wound to the head and was found dead in an alley on Chicago’s south side Friday night.

    According to what Chicago Police spokesman John Mirabelli told CNN, the possibility of suicide has not been ruled out by investigators because of Marks previously acknowledgement of a bipolar disorder.

    Marks, who took second place in the final round of the reality competition’s third season, was arrested just three months ago after a scuffle with multiple Chicago police officers. The Chicago Tribune reported the story that Marks told the police he was possessed by “MasterChef” judge Gordon Ramsay, who turned into God.

    Ramsay took to Twitter after learning of Mark’s death posting,  “Just heard the devastating news about Josh Marks. My thoughts are with his family & friends at this tragic time.”

    Marks sat down with “Make a Sound Project,” a suicide awareness program, to record a public service video about his mental illness.

    The project promotes “how to use music as an alternative to the crazy thoughts you may have going in you mind,” Marks said in the video.

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