Blake Painter, 'Deadliest Catch' skipper, found dead in his OR home

Carla Harmon
May 30, 2018

Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter is dead, Us Weekly can confirm.

The star of the Discovery Channel's extreme fishing show Deadliest Catch Blake Painter has died.

Authorities say a friend of Painter's became anxious after not hearing from him for a couple of days and contacted police who went to Painter's home, where they determined he had been dead for several days.

Bergin said a cause of death would not be released until a toxicology report had been completed, but that there was no apparent evidence of foul play.

The police officers obtained entry to Painter's house and determined when the body was found that he had been dead for several days.

Painter captained the crabber ship Maverick during king crab season in the reality series' 2006 season.

According to the TMZ account, a friend of Painter's contacted authorities after not having heard from Painter for a few days.

Police are also testing several substances found at the scene of Painter's death that will be tested for narcotics.

According to The Daily Astorian - a local OR news site - Painter was involved in a horrific auto crash in June 2016 as he was towing a boat behind his pickup truck.

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