Less than three months after he was arrested for assaulting a police officer at the University of Chicago, 26-year-old “MasterChef” finalist Josh Marks has reportedly been found dead of an apparent suicide. According to TMZ, Chicago police were responding to a call of a woman asking for help Friday night (October 11).
When they arrived at the scene, officers found a man dead from a gunshot wound to the head in an alleyway, with several sources telling TMZ the victim was Marks. Police believe the incident was a suicide and have allegedly found a weapon during their investigation..
At the time of Marks’ arrest in July, police say he claimed to have been possessed by “MasterChef” judge Gordon Ramsay ho turned him into God. During the scuffle, officials say it took five cops to capture Marks, after he lunged at one and attempted to take his gun. Marks had previously disclosed that he suffered from bipolar disorder.
Josh was runner-up to winner Christine Ha during the third season of “MasterChef.”