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 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 love this show and it is very sad to hear that Mitchell had died... Glenn and he are my favorite personalities on the show.


So sorry to hear. I loved the Guist brothers and their way of living. I feel even worse for Glenn. His brother was his best friend and fishing partner. RIP my friend.


This is indeed tragic! Mitchell was a fan favorite. I love the show and it will not be the same without him. I am sure the community will rally around his brother as a show of support.He will be missd by all!!!


wrong again Yahoo these brothers did not hunt aligators, they went after garfish & crawdads


I am so sad to hear this i know he will be missed from us as fans and his brother.He was a wonderful person and and i send the fanily my blessing.


That is terrible!! That is my husband and I's favorite show! Glenn must be devistated! :( :(


I know that show will miss some one who was wonderful and those two brothers 1 without the other is not a show I liked they way these brothers used the land to live off of , He will be missed and i sho nuff had a great time waching them in action , What a wonderful group of people. GOD BLESS him and his home going. To the surviving brother know that prayers going up for you as well .


I loved watching these two brothers on tv. I grew up pretty much the same way with my brothers and am saddened by this news. RIP my friend and God Bless you and Glen.


thats sad as fuk. thats my fav. show and he was funny as hell along with his brother