'Nashville Flipped' star Troy Shafer's cause of death revealed

Nashville Flipped star Troy Shafer died of an accidental drug overdose.

According to the Erie County Coroner’s Office, the DIY TV personality’s death on April 28 at the age of 38 was “due to combined drug toxicity,” multiple outlets are reporting. The specific drugs in his system were not made public at this time.

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Channeling my inner @joannagaines #shiplap #island @diynetwork @hgtv
Explored a very old and collapsed greenhouse today. Found some pretty cool stuff at the bottom of the pile. #worthit #greenhouse #abandoned #treasurehunter #diy #picking #host
@ryobipowertools every Ryobi tool we have is so impressive! They make these renovations just a bit easier 🙂Love the #ryobi tools we got, but wishing we were fully stocked 😉 hint 😉 hint #ryobi #ryobination #ryobitools #diynetwork #hgtv #crosspromotion #ryobirocks #endorsement
Devising a plan for replacing the missing tile but without losing any of the original tile. #oldtile #eastnashville #fireplace #diy #berne #ryobi #hart #milwaukeetools #johnwalkerphotography
@wynonnajudd so fun meeting you at @visitleipersfork yesterday. Thanks for the photo😁 looking forward to your show, and hoping you continue watching mine. #Leipersfork #realitytv #frenchiesofinstagram #frenchies #judds #wynonnajudd #franklintn #chili @sirsnorty
Sketching floor plans on the hood of the truck. . . #itscasual . . . #nashvilleflipped #nashville #construction #diy #truck #picoftheday #sketching #instagood #building #renovation #design #restoration #creative #architecture #homedesign #work #comingsoon
@sirsnorty job shadowing today. #frenchie #frenchbulldog #foreman
Can't believe it still works! #originaldoor #victorianhouse #historichouse @visitfranklintn @franklintn @historicnashvilleinc @diynetwork @hgtv @robkuskin @madlandscapes @nashvilletn @visitmusiccity @nash615 @historicfranklin
So many to thank. God, wife, friends, family, workers, clients, and everyone who has continued to support me. I am so incredibly blessed, and so grateful for all of you. #blessed #diynetwork #honored #thankyou #nashvilleflipped #season2
Nashville Flipped marathon today! 3pm/2C on @diynetwork #nashvilleflipped #diy
Theodore wants to make sure everyone remembers to watch #nashvilleflipped this Wednesday 10/9C on @diynetwork
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Shafer moved to Tennessee in 2005 to be a country music singer and started restoring homes in 2009 when he had trouble finding steady work. He went on to launch his own local renovation business, Nashville Flipped, which led to his show — about fixing up properties in Tennessee along with his wife, Becky — debuting in 2016. It ran for two seasons.

The DIY Network called Shafer “a dedicated, driven entrepreneur and restoration expert who was admired by everyone who worked on the series.”

Shafer’s brother told TMZ that he died in his sleep at their father’s home in Erie, Pa. He had no known medical issues and his death was a shock to his family. (His death followed a recent news report that fatal overdoses were at a four-year low in Erie County.)

Shafer’s obituary mentioned that he was survived by his parents, brother and niece — as well as his treasured pets, a cat (Marlow) and two dogs (Theo and Frankie). His wife Becky was not mentioned in the write-up.

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