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Mitchell Guist

'Swamp People' Star

Dies in Louisiana [Update]

5/14/2012 9:58 AM PDT UPDATED: 5/14/2012 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:19 AM PDT --
Law enforcement sources tell us ... Mitchell was out in his boat along the Belle River ... when he "fell." Witnesses say he appeared to have been suffering from a seizure.

We're told another person on the boat returned the vessel to the dock and called 911. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and transported Mitchell to a nearby hospital ... but it was too late.

12:15 PM PDT -- A rep for the History Channel tells us, "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 love."

4:11 PM PDT -- The 911 call, placed moments after Mitchell Guist fell, was just released to a local news station. According to the caller, Mitchell had a seizure then went into cardiac arrest.

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Mitchell Guist
-- one of the bearded alligator-hunting brothers featured on the reality show "Swamp People" -- has died.

According to WBRZ.com, Mitchell was discovered at 9 AM in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... someone tried to perform CPR on Guist ... but attempts to resuscitate the reality star were unsuccessful.

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Sources close to Mitchell tell us ... Guist had recently fallen ill ... but the nature of his illness is still unclear.

Story developing ...

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.:Loki4Ever:.    

My heart goes out to his brother Glenn. :( RIp

863 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Wow someone actually tried cpr? That's admirable.

863 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

We didn't watch the show but I actually said to my husband a few days ago, I think one of those swamp people died' Rest in Peace, Sir.

863 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

No disrespect, but "Swamp People Star" is like saying "porn star" come on, he wasn't a "star" -- he was a gator cowboy.

863 days ago
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Amy    

Aww that is sad :(

863 days ago
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Sarah Mariah    

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

863 days ago
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c    

Takes a brave person to do CPR on that face.

863 days ago
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CJ    

awww :( His brother and him were so funny to watch on the show. RIP sir.

863 days ago
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kronenburg    

Shocking. He looks so healthy in that picture.

863 days ago
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Delaware D    

RIP Swamp man

863 days ago
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really    

WTF.... he was the picture of health

863 days ago
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Calinative    

OMG! I like those two brothers they are a great pair. God Bless his family in their time of need. Gonna miss him on the show. RIP

863 days ago
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Lookinup    

Sad to hear, those 2 were fun to watch together.

863 days ago
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Mary    

I love Swamp people, RIP. Mitchell

863 days ago
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Don't feed the Trolls    

I guess eating all those flying squirrels and gar fish wasn't as healthy as they make it look on TV. My condolences to his brother.

863 days ago
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