'Ink Master' winner from Plainfield found dead in Roselle hotel room

  • Scott Marshall, winner of the fourth season of "Ink Master," was found dead in a Roselle hotel room Sunday. Marshall was a Plainfield resident who worked at Roselle Tattoo Co.

    Scott Marshall, winner of the fourth season of "Ink Master," was found dead in a Roselle hotel room Sunday. Marshall was a Plainfield resident who worked at Roselle Tattoo Co. Courtesy of Spike TV

  • Spike TV posted this tribute to Scott Marshall on its website Tuesday. Marshall won the fourth season of "Ink Master." The Plainfield resident, who worked at a tattoo parlor in Roselle, was found dead Sunday in a Roselle hotel room.

    Spike TV posted this tribute to Scott Marshall on its website Tuesday. Marshall won the fourth season of "Ink Master." The Plainfield resident, who worked at a tattoo parlor in Roselle, was found dead Sunday in a Roselle hotel room.

 
 
Updated 10/28/2015 10:31 AM

Plainfield resident Scott Marshall, who won Season 4 of "Ink Master" on Spike TV, was found dead in a Roselle hotel room Sunday, according to reports.

TMZ reported Tuesday that Marshall called his wife, Johanna, from his workplace, Roselle Tattoo Co. Saturday night and said he wasn't feeling well enough to drive back to their Plainfield home. She said that was when Marshall told her he was going to get a hotel room nearby, according to TMZ, and when he didn't answer her phone calls the next day, she got worried.

 

The DuPage County coroner is investigating Marshall's death, Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Dastych confirmed.

"All we're saying is the investigation is ongoing," Dastych said. "We're still not putting anything else out."

Roselle police would not comment on Marshall's death, and Roselle Tattoo Co. also declined to comment.

Spike TV spokeswoman Debra Fazio released a statement Tuesday via email.

"He was a great competitor and talented artist. Our deepest condolences go out to the Marshall family and friends," the statement said.

Marshall won the "Ink Master" crown in 2014. His final piece involved an original tattoo he created in 35 hours over seven separate sessions.

"I feel grateful and satisfaction and a year's weight off my chest and shoulders," Marshall said in a telephone interview with the Daily Herald after winning. "This has been the wildest ride and greatest experience of my life."

Marshall graduated from Chicago's American Academy of Art and had worked as a tattoo artist for more than 15 years.

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