Man Who Spent $100,000 to Look Like Justin Bieber Found Dead in West Hollywood

A man who underwent $100,000 of cosmetic surgery to look like pop star Justin Bieber was found dead in a San Fernando Valley motel room earlier this week.

Tobias Strebel, who documented his surgical transformation on the E! reality television series Botched in 2014, was found dead in a Motel 6 room in North Hills, California on August 21, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 35.

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office reportedly conducted an autopsy on Wednesday. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Strebel, who also went by the name Toby Sheldon, had been reported missing on August 18. He was last seen in West Hollywood.

In addition to Botched, Strebel appeared on the TLC television series My Strange Addiction in 2014, where he documented the surgeries he underwent to look like Bieber, including a chin reduction, hair transplants and lip surgery.

“What brought me to Bieber was the whole package; the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright, open eyes, the full luscious lips, the facial framing, his bangs and his full head of hair,” Strebel said on Botched of his surgical transformation, calling the 21-year-old singer “extraordinarily beautiful.”

Below, check out a clip from Strebel’s appearance on Botched.


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