Infomercial Star Found Dead in Jail Cell After Apparent Suicide

October 3, 2011 Updated Oct 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM EDT

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Infomercial Star Found Dead in Jail Cell After Apparent Suicide

October 3, 2011 Updated Oct 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM EDT

A TV pitchman who was scheduled to go on trial this week for fraud was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Arizona jail cell on Sunday, according to the Arizona Republic.

Donald Lapre was being held on fraud charges in connection with his vitamin-selling business. Police said Lapre was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday morning, according to the report.

Read the Arizona Republic story HERE.