'Nashville Flipped' star Troy Shafer dies unexpectedly in his sleep, aged 38
'Nashville Flipped' star Troy Shafer died unexpectedly at the age of 38, his brother stated. According to an obituary that was published in the Erie Times-News, Shafer passed away on April 28 in unexpected circumstances. Troy's brother, Tim, told TMZ that the TV star died in his sleep and the family members are in shock because Troy did not have any known medical conditions.
The coroner's office confirmed that an autopsy was not performed on Troy's body, but a toxicology report will be finalized in the coming weeks. Troy was laid to rest last week, at a small private burial for his family.
The obituary tribute just mentioned that Shafer, who hails from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, is survived by his parents, Timothy, and Janey Shafer, his wife, Becky, and his brother, Tim, as well as his niece, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Troy rose to fame by saving, restoring and flipping dozens of historic homes in Nashville with a film crew from the DIY Network following him around. Troy and his team specialized in customizing and restoring historic homes in Tennessee to fit the design of a certain era.
Prior to becoming a reality TV star, Troy moved to Nashville with dreams of pursuing a career in music but he eventually realized his construction background and talent for restoring historic homes was his big ticket, so he started his home renovation business, 'Nashville Flipped.' The series, which launched in 2016, also stars Rob Kuskin and Sean Roberge.
He grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University and died in his hometown at the age of 38.