'Deadliest Catch' star Blake Painter found dead at 38

Yolanda Curtis
May 30, 2018

Blake Painter, who appeared on two seasons of "The Deadliest Catch", was found dead at his OR home, reports TMZ.

Police discovered Painter's body because a friend of Painter's called the police because he hadn't heard from his friend in a few days.

He said there were no signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances.

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Law enforcement told the celebrity news site the captain's body was discovered Friday in his OR home after a friend reportedly became concerned because he had not heard from him for a few days. When officers arrived at the home, they determined that Painter had been dead for several days. An autopsy and toxicology report had been ordered. The paper said he was charged with DUI and heroin possession, among other things.

Deadliest Catch, a Discover Channel docu-series that began in 2005 and is still now running, follows fishers in the Bering Sea.

Blake Painter, 38, is reportedly dead.

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Painter appeared on the show in early seasons, working as an engineer and eventually as the skipper of the crab boat F/V Maverick for a total of six years.

This isn't the first time that a star of Deadliest Catch has passed away.

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