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Josh Marks autopsy rules his death as suicide

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MasterChef finalist Josh Marks was found fatally shot Friday night in a suicide, authorities said.

Police responded to a call of a body found at 6:45 p.m. Friday in the 9700 block of South Peoria Street in the city’s Longwood Manor neighborhood and found Marks lying face up on the ground, unresponsive and bleeding from the head. Fire department personnel were already there.

MasterChef finalist Josh Marks was found fatally shot Friday night in a suicide

MasterChef finalist Josh Marks was found fatally shot Friday night in a suicide

Josh Marks, 26, was pronounced dead at 6:37 p.m. on the scene, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy conducted today ruled his death a suicide.

Josh Marks suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a revolver was found near his body.

Police said an acquaintance and two relatives of the victim were on the scene and one of the relatives told police that Josh Marks suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and he was distraught about something, police said.