Troy Shafer Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Troy Shafer Dead

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Troy Shafer, one of the stars of “Nashville Flipped,” has died at the age of 38, according to his obituary.

According to an obituary that was published in the Erie Times-News, Shafer passed away on April 38 in unexpected circumstances. The tribute said that Shafer, who was from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, is survived by his parents, Timothy and Janey Shafer, in addition to a brother, Tim, as well as a niece, cousins, aunts and uncles. Troy Shafer’s cause of death is still under investigation.

Shafer was a reality TV star and also operated his own housing renovation company, also named Nashville Flipped.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Shafer’s Brother Says the ‘Nashville Flipped’ Star Passed Away in His Sleep & Had No Known Medical Condition

Speaking to TMZ, Tim Shafer said that his brother passed away suddenly in his sleep. Tim said that his brother had no known medical conditions and that the family was still in shock. The TMZ report says that a toxicology report is pending. Shafer was laid to rest a week before the TMZ article was published in a small private funeral. Shafter was preceded in death by his sister, Tania.


2. Shafer, Who Originally Aspired to Be a Singer, Regarded Faith as an Important Part of His Life

Troy Dean ShaferHost of DIY Networks "Nashville Flipped"2017-02-24T16:13:14.000Z

One section of Shafer’s obituary reads, “Troy’s faith was an important part of his life.” It also says that Shafer first dreamed of becoming a singer when he moved to Nashville, Shafer sang with his friend Billy Falcon in the city. His biggest musical influences were Elvis Presley and Huey Lewis and The News. Shafer’s other passion was playing golf. Shafer was a graduate of Harbor Creek High School and Penn State Behrend School of Business. Shafer’s IMDb page says that “Nashville Flipped” aired seven episodes on the DIY Network in 2017.


3. Shafer’s Facebook Page Has Become Inundated With Tributes

Shafer had not updated his Instagram page since October 2018 when he reminded his followers that his new show, “Restoring Nashville,” was debuting on the DIY Network that month. As news of Shafer’s death spread online, his Facebook page has become inundated with fans and friends paying tribute.

On May 1, one friend wrote, “I write with a heavy heart and send condolences to Troy’s family. I consider Troy a good friend, always genuine and inspiring from the golf course, in our water gardening, and working on little projects here and there. He will be missed.” Shafer referred to himself as the “Host and Owner” of “Nashville Flipped.” Prior to working in real estate, Shafer worked in sales for Best Buy.


4. Troy Shafer Married Becky Haynes in March 2014

Shafer Wedding Highlight Trailer – Nashville Wedding VideographersIt was a rare treat to be the videographers for the Nashville wedding of Troy Shafer and Becky Haynes. We got to work with the amazing ladies of Decadent Details Events as well as the talented photographers of Phindy Studios. From the ceremony at Vine Street Christian Church to the gorgeous reception at The Hermitage Hotel, this was an amazing celebration that was full of laughter, love and tons of fun! A dress-fail during the First Look that cracked the couple up, an almost-missed First Kiss to seal the ceremony and Troy taking the mic to serenade his bride on the dance floor were just a few of the special details from the wedding of this fantastic couple. We can't wait to see what the future brings for these two. Congratulations again, Troy and Becky! Please visit us at http://www.johnjordanfilms.com Thanks to the following wedding professionals for being amazing partners to work with: Decadent Details Events Phindy Studios Vine Street Christian Church Hermitage Hotel Top Tier Band LMA Designs Creative Crumbs Something Detailed Matchless Transportation and my fabulous assistant, Jennifer Pinckney!2014-07-21T19:14:32.000Z

According to one social media profile, Shafer married Becky Haynes in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 22, 2014. Haynes is not mentioned in Shafer’s obituary. Becky Haynes uses the name Shafer in her professional career at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Both Haynes and Becky have photos of themselves together on their Facebook pages. The last photo on Shafer’s page appears to be from 2017.

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Leaving my mark on this world! #Troy+Becky #love

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Shafer said in a March 2017 interview that one of his favorite things to do with his wife was to watch the NBC show, “This Is Us.” In the same interview, Shafer said that his favorite house project was “The Victorian-inspired screened porch that my wife and I built last spring.” On his Facebook bio section, Shafer wrote, “Happily married and loving Nashville, TN.”

When asked about his favorite party, Shafer said, “Our wedding reception! Happiest day of my life – family and friends from all over the country came to Nashville to celebrate Becky and me.”


5. Shafer Said that Researching the History of Houses Was the Best Part of His Job

Troy Shafer Cause of death

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Shafer said in an interview with the Nashville Home and Remodelling Expo’s website, “Researching the history of the house! Once I have found a historic house to renovate, I do my due diligence on every aspect of the home. Who lived there? What did they do for a living? What was the neighborhood like when the house was built?”

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