Sad details have emerged in the death of ‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter, who was found dead in his home in Oregon on May 25. At the time of his death, Painter was only 38 years young.
According to Fox News, Painter was found lying on the floor surrounded by bottles and pills, along with a pipe, tinfoil and metal mints that investigators believe contained heroin and meth.
The Discovery Channel issued a comment to Fox News, saying “We are saddened by his death and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
According to TMZ, a friend alerted authorities who was concerned that Painter had not been heard of from days. An officer entered the home and said he could smell “the odor of decaying flesh.”
He found Painter lying on his side, with his face, back and stomach blue. No foul play is suspected, and an autopsy and toxicology test will be performed on the body to determine the cause of death.
He’d been seen prior to his death around friends, appearing sober and happy. TMZ reported that he even took his daughters swimming the Sunday before he died.
Painter was best known for his role as the captain of the F/V Maverick in “The Deadliest Catch.” He was considered an expert crab fisherman and appeared on the show from 2006 to 2007 before he quit.
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