Mitchell Guist, Swamp People Star, Dies from Boat Fall

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Mitchell Guist, one of the stars of Swamp People on the History Channel, died this morning from injuries suffered during a fall off his boat.

Authorities tell WBRW.com the accident occurred around 9 a.m. along the Belle River in Louisiana.

Attempts to perform CPR on Mitchell - who appeared on Swamp People along with his brother, Glenn, and hunted alligators on the program - were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital not long after the boat returned to shore.

No reason for the accident or cause of death has been reported, though onlookers say Guist appeared to suffer a seizure.

"We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the Swamp People family, Mitchell Guist, has passed away earlier today. Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved," a rep for the History Channel said in a statement.

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I,m sure gonna miss mitchell,i love seeing him and his brother glenn.he died on my 60th birthday.god bless you glenn.mitchell will always be by your side in spirit.i hope i still get to see glenn on swamp people.

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To idiot M
I noticed you posted at 3:11AM, the show just happens to be on and I'm sure your watching it...hope Your TV blows up in your face:-)

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Wow! If you can't say something nice than shut the fuk up! You must have a sorry azz life to leave negative comments about a person who was more of a human being than you ever could be. RIP Mitchell

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Swamp People your in the swamp livening in the mud is too good for you. Your show is a pice of crap. So don't be crying too your Mothers when God cuts your life's soo short you greedy People.

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My heart and prayers go out to the family. I loved watching the brothers every week. Just good genuine people. God Bless.

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True people, real men, and a rare and dying breed. Love ya man, give em hell up there!

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R.I.P MY FRIEND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A STAR MITCHELL, YOU ARE THE SWAMP KING IN MY BOOK. GLENN BE STRONG MY BROTHER, MITCHELL IS LOOKING OVER YOU, AND WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS HARD TIME. YOU GUY`S ARE MY HEROS. I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRAVEL AND SEE YOU GUY`S. AND NOW I WILL NEVER HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE YOU MITCHELL. MAYBE ONE DAY I WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE YOU GLENN. I`M PRAYING FOR YOU BE STRONG MARK

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My prayers go out to the family, I still can't believe he won't be back.Love to watch them anytime, they seemed more like twins,they were truly special when they were on tv together. Will be sadly missed!!!

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There are no words to explaine how much my heart is breaking . I truly love Mitchell and Glenn . The love they had for each other is like no other I've ever witnessed . I loved watching them .. not one unkind word was ever passed between them . God Bless and Keep You Glenn .

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My family and I don't miss an episode of Swamp People - look forward to it each week especially Glenn and Mitchell. We loved the way they kept us entertained with the way they went hunting for their food. Our prayers are with you Glenn - stay strong - Mitchell is in a better place now. The Buchanan's