Blake Painter, a former captain on Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, has passed away at age 38, reports People. The Deadliest Catch star was found dead in his home in Oregon on May 25, 2018.
The Clatsop County Sheriff’s office confirmed Painter’s death. He was discovered after a friend called the police when he hadn’t heard from Painter for multiple days. The sheriff’s office has not released Painter’s cause of death, but they do not believe any foul play was involved.
Painter was an expert crab fisherman who was the captain of the F/V Maverick. He first appeared on Deadliest Catch during season 2, and left a few episodes into the third season.
The fisherman’s death has come as a shock to many, especially his fans. Some have taken to Twitter to express their sadness over Painter’s death.
Rest in peace Blake Painter! #DeadliestCatch
— President-Elect Zander (@ZanderFromNola) May 29, 2018
This is not the first time Deadliest Catch fans have had to cope with death. In 2010, Captain Phil Harris passed away after suffering complications from a stroke.
Discovery Channel has yet to release a statement about Painter’s death.
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