Chicago – “MasterChef” finalist Josh Marks has been found dead in a Chicago alleyway.


Judge Graham Elliott, one of the three judges on the show, Tweeted about 10 p.m. Friday night: “My heart goes out to the family of #MasterChef finalist Josh Marks, who passed away today (Oct 11th).

A rep for the Chicago PD says they received a call from a woman screaming for help Friday evening, and after arriving to the alley found a 26-year old male with a gunshot wound to the head.

Marks was arrested July 31 after a bizarre confrontation with University of Chicago police in which he told officers he’d been possessed by Gordon Ramsay – who turned him into God.  Three officers tried to subdue Marks with batons and pepper spray, but he broke free and took off running. It took 5 officers to chase the 7-foot-2 tall Marks down and cuff him.

In February, Josh released a video for the “Make a Sound Project,” an organization dedicated to helping people struggling with suicidal thoughts, in which he revealed he suffered from bipolar disorder.


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