'Deadliest Catch' star Blake Painter found dead at 38

Posted May 30, 2018

According to several reports, from TMZ.com and other sources, Blake Painter, who appeared on the Discovery Channel series, "Deadliest Catch", was found dead in his Astoria home on Friday.

An autopsy and toxicology test will eventually be done to determine the official cause of death.

Law enforcement says a friend called the police after not hearing from the fisherman.

Once they entered his residence they determined that he had been dead for several days.

The Deadliest Catch star was found inside his OR home, according to TMZ, after a friend contacted police when they didn't hear from Painter for a few days. "Of course his family are in my thoughts".

Discovery Channel had no comment.

"Deadliest Catch" star Blake Painter has died, according to TMZ. No foul play was suspected.

The series was in the news just last week when another of the show's captains, Sig Hansen, 52, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver after drinking in Seattle in 2017. The "Deadliest Catch" star was only 38. He was known for being the captain of the F/V Maverick ship and pegged as an expert crab fisherman.