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Masterchef’s Josh Marks killed himself; was diagnosed with schizophrenia

Masterchef season three runner-up killed himself Friday in Chicago, the day after being released from a treatment program in which he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He was 26. The Chicago Tribune reports that “Marks suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a revolver was found near his body,” and “an acquaintance and …

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Did Masterchef’s Christine Ha, who’s blind, become more than “an inspiration,” “a gimmick”?

The third season of Fox’s Masterchef concluded last night, and 32-year-old creative writing student Christine Ha won the cookbook and $250,000 prize. That she’s a writer is remarkable enough, but Christine is also blind, which made her victory over Josh Marks, a U.S. Army contract specialist, even more amazing. With minimal help–Christine had an assistant …

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