Tobias Strebel, the 35-year-old who spent more than $100,000 to look like Justin Bieber, has been found dead after he was reported missing on August 18, his manager confirmed on Wednesday.
“I am beyond devastated to hear the news about Tobias. Tobias was a kind, caring, and gentle soul that was dedicated and passionate to his music and career,” Hollywood manager Gina Rodriguez said. “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.”
“I was fortunate to have known Tobias and have had the chance to work with him in his entertainment career over the past couple years. My condolences go out to his family, ” Rodriguez continued.
Strebel’s body was found in a Motel 6 in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 21, the L.A. County coroner’s office told “Entertainment Tonight.”
However, his death was not reported to the media until Wednesday, August 26.
It was unclear how he died.