‘Comic Book Men’ Star, Robert Bruce Found Dead In Storage Facility
Bruce was found inside a Red Bank, N.J. storage facility that doubled as his office. His family believed he had been living in a basement unit, NJ.com reported, and police were alerted after they hadn’t heard from him in several days.
No foul play is suspected.
Bruce appeared in 34 episodes of Comic Book Men, which ran from 2012-2018, and has producing and consulting credits on 82 episodes. The show, set at Smith’s comic book shop called Jay and Bob’s Silent Stash, also starred Smith, Walt Flanagan, Mike Zapcic, Bryan Johnson and Ming Chen.
Bruce had been a fixture in the world of collectibles for about 40 years, one friend said.
“I think for people who knew him through ‘Comic Book Men,’ where he would appraise toys and other various collectibles, that really did not scratch the surface of the knowledge that he had,” longtime friend and fellow collector Ben Leach said.