Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Did ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Blake Painter die of drug overdose?

Did ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Blake Painter die of drug overdose?

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

Painter's body was found by police on Friday, May 25, after a friend grew concerned over his well-being due to not hearing from the reality TV star for some time. Police found prescription pills in the house, but it's not clear if they were a cause in his death, reports said.

Painter, who served as the captain of the F/V Maverick on the hit Discovery Channel show, was discovered on Friday in his OR home, according to TMZ. The site reports that no foul play is suspected but police are testing the substances that were found on site of his death. Officers went to check on the 38-year-old and found he had been dead for several days.

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Deadliest Catch, a Discover Channel docu-series that began in 2005 and is still now running, follows fishers in the Bering Sea. The paper said he was charged with DUI and heroin possession, among other things. The show has won 16 Emmys.

Blake was heralded as an expert crab fisherman.

Painter is not the first Deadliest Catch captain to die.

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