Deadliest Catch star Mahlon Reyes has died at the age of 38. The television personality was a deckhand on one of the crab fishing boats on the show.
The sad news has been confirmed by Mahlon’s wife, who said his loved ones are “completely shocked” that he suffered a “massive heart attack”, as he had no existing health conditions his family knew of.
His other half confirmed he died in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana after his heart attack last Saturday morning.
Mahlon initially survived the heart attack after being rushed to hospital.
However, he never regained consciousness and his family made the decision to take him off life support.
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The Montana native spent almost a decade starring on the reality show.
He first appeared in episodes in 2012 and went on to appear in 14 episodes over several seasons.
The Discovery Channel show focuses on the lives and experiences of crab fishermen aboard boats in the Bering Sea, who work during the Alaskan king crab and snow crab fishing seasons.
The programme’s title is inspired by the high risk of injury or death, which is a concern in that line of work.