Some sad news entering the new year, as it has been revealed that pop culture expert Rob Bruce has passed away. Known for his expertise on collectibles, toys and more, Bruce appeared frequently on shows like “Comic Book Men” to help appraise items coming through the doors of Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in New Jersey. The news was confirmed by his brother, John Bruce, on Twitter, with “Comic Book Men” creator Kevin Smith weighing in after being informed of his friend’s passing.
My condolences! Iâ€™m truly sorry to read this John. @popculturizm was always a welcome addition to any episode of @ComicBookMenAMC, as well as a nice guy. Iâ€™ll miss Rob. (@AMC_TV shot a sizzle reel for a spin-off with Rob & his family before they got rid of all the reality shows.) https://t.co/rNeTxCFnHZ
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 2, 2022
Bruce was found dead at a storage facility in New Jersey. He was 62 at the time of his passing. No foul play was suspected, according to local authorities. Rest in peace, Rob Bruce.