‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in his Oregon home
ASTORIA, Ore. – “Deadliest Catch” captain Blake Painter was found dead in his Oregon home Friday, the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. He was 38 years old.
Sheriff Tom Bergin told USA Today, the captain’s body was discovered Friday in his home near Astoria after a friend couldn’t get in touch with Painter and became concerned. Authorities said Painter had been dead for several days.
Police discovered substances and prescription pills inside Painter’s home, but it’s unclear whether they contributed to his death, TMZ reports.
No foul play is suspected, and an autopsy and toxicology test will be performed to determine the cause.
Oregon State Police did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Painter was the captain of the F/V Maverick on seasons two and three of the popular Discovery Channel show.
In 2015, fellow “Deadliest Catch” star Tony Lara died at age 50 from a heart attack.