Il 35enne è stato trovato senza vita in un motel
Una passione, quella per Justin Bieber, che l'aveva portato a spendere oltre 100mila dollari per somigliargli.
Tanto da diventare famoso, non per la somiglianza acquistata, ma per lo sforzo (soprattutto economico) profuso.
Toby Sheldon, questo il suo nome, è stato ora trovato morto. Il corpo del 35enne è stato trovato in un motel negli Stati Uniti.
A quanto riporta TMZ nella stanza erano presenti alcune sostanze stupefacenti anche se non è chiaro il motivo del decesso.
The 35-year-old singer-songwriter, who also went by Tobias Strebel, had been reported missing since Aug. 18, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Sheldon was last seen in the Hollywood area around 6 p.m. Aug. 17, police said.
Shedon's body was found in a San Fernando Valley Motel 6 on Friday, TMZ reported; the LAPD has yet to confirm that the body was Sheldon's.
Police told the website drugs were found in the room, but said it was unclear how Sheldon died.
According to E! News, Sheldon's disappearance was possibly linked to a breakup with his boyfriend.
The singer, who became known in the media as Bieber's intentional lookalike, devoted five years to modeling himself after a younger, longer-haired Bieber. He appeared on TLC's "My Strange Addiction" and E!'s plastic-surgery docu-series "Botched" in 2014.
"What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips, and facial framing … [he's] just extraordinarily beautiful," Sheldon said on "Botched."
His manager, Gina Rodriguez, said Thursday that her client 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," she said. "He has a genuine talent and love for songwriting and it showed in everything he did."