Tobias Strebel spent nearly $100,000 (£63,000) on plastic surgery to look like the singer
A Justin Bieber fan who spent nearly $100,000 (£63,000) on plastic surgery to look like his idol has been found dead.
Tobias Strebel (formerly Toby Sheldon) was reported missing earlier this month having last been seen on August 18 in West Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter have reported that Strebel was found dead in a Motel 6 room on August 21 in North Hills, California.
TMZ claim that police “found drugs in the room but it’s unclear how he died”, the LAPD also said that Strebel’s “breakup with his boyfriend” may have been a factor.
Strebel made headlines during 2013 when he claimed to have spent nearly $100,000 (£63,000) on cosmetic procedures to resemble the pop star.
Strebel, an aspiring songwriter, also appeared on a 2014 episode of E!’s Botched reality TV show. Watch a clip from that beneath.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber recently revealed that he’ll no longer be playing Fusion Festival in Birmingham this week
The Canadian singer was set to headline the first night of the charity event, in support of the Prince’s Trust, on August 28. However, he broke the news on Twitter that due to an “unforeseen issue” he would no longer be appearing.
“I support the Prince’s Trust and I am deeply disappointed that I won’t be able to perform,” he wrote. “I look forward to the opportunity to give my UK Beliebers a great show in the near future, and hope to honour my commitment to the Trust at that time.”