R.I.P.: “Swamp People” Star Mitchell Guist Dies After Boat Fall

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Your Information, In White Folks News, News

Sad day in the Bayou

One of the stars of History Channel’s show Swamp People died this morning. Via TMZ reports:

Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Mitchell Guist – who starred on the show with brother Glenn – was pronounced dead at a hospital today, reports AP. He was loading something onto his boat when he slipped and fell around 9 a.m. on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part, La., according to WAFB. The sheriff says it appeared he had some sort of seizure, but it is uncertain if the seizure was caused from the fall.

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An autopsy will have to be performed before an official cause of death can be announced.

Swamp People features Mitchell and brother Glenn, residents of Louisiana’s Atchafalaya swamp country, during alligator hunting season. The third season of the show debuted in February.

On his Facebook page, Mitchell described himself like this: “I like to hunt and fish. I like to hang out with friends. Im just a normal dude.”

Condolences to the entire Guist family. We bet he’ll be doing some great fishing in the big swamp in the sky.

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