'Deadliest Catch' TV star found dead at age 38

Blake Painter from "Deadliest Catch" was found dead in his home

Blake Painter, 38, known to American audiences as the Captain in seasons 2 and 3 of the  "Deadliest Catch" has been found dead in his home in Oregon.

The exact circumstances of his death have not been ascertained, but Police has ruled out foul play, reported TMZ.

The body was found on Friday, 25th of May 2018, after a friend became concerned when he had had no contact with Painter for several days. 

In the course of a wellness check, officers entered the property and discovered Painter's body. The celebrity had apparently been dead for several days. Prescription pills and possible narcotic substances were found in the house

The substances are still to be identified by the toxicology lab. An autopsy and toxicology tests will be done to ascertain the cause of death. determine the official cause.

"Deadliest Catch"  is a documentary television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel focusing on the trials and tribulations aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the grueling Alaskan fishing seasons. 

The program premiered on the Discovery Channel in 2005 and currently airs in over 200 countries throughout the world.

Painter was the captain of the F/V Maverick, which was his own vessel. Despite his youth Painter was a respected captain, and quit "Deadliest Catch" of his own accord.

In January 2018, Painter was arrested for DUI. Oregon Police pulled him over and discover he was smoking heroin. Painter had several arrests for DUI and a history of substance abuse.

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