‘Deadliest Catch’ fisherman found dead in Oregon
An Oregon fisherman featured on the television series “Deadliest Catch” has died at the age of 38, The Associated Press reported.
Blake Painter was found in his Astoria, Oregon, home on May 25 by a friend, the AP said.
The cause of death was not available pending a toxicology report, but there was no evidence of foul play, Clatsop County Sheriff Bergin told the wire service.
According to USA Today, drugs — including prescription drugs — were found in the home. But they may or may not have anything to do with the death.
“We just have to wait a few weeks for the toxicology report,” Bergin told USA Today.
Painter appeared on early seasons of the Discovery Channel series, which chronicles the lives of Alaskan crab fishermen.