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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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339 COMMENTS

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226.

saumya    

http://liveoncampus.com/wire/show/3379801?user=Saumya-Shrivastava
RIP Mitchell Guist of Swamp People

Here is a Footage recorded at the time of his death. 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.
Mitchell, the difference is that you ended up there living life on your own terms. More people need to follow your example. Mitchell died in his boat doing what he loved. He will be dearly missed.

702 days ago
227.

Queen Bee    

Sorry I never watched that show.

702 days ago
228.

Raymond Cain    

I loved these guys and admire their way of living. God bless the brother that is left and may he carry on the tradition.

702 days ago
229.

saumya    

http://liveoncampus.com/wire/show/3379801?user=Saumya-Shrivastava
RIP Mitchell Guist of Swamp People

Here is a Footage recorded at the time of his death. 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.
Mitchell, the difference is that you ended up there living life on your own terms. More people need to follow your example. Mitchell died in his boat doing what he loved. He will be dearly missed.

702 days ago
230.

TG     

Was shocked to hear about this, God bless him and his bother glen, loved watching them, they put a smile on my face every time I watch them!!!! Oh yea yea babe, will be missed ;(;(;(;(;(

702 days ago
231.

Frank    

My heart goes out to his brother Glenn,,And to rest of his Family,,,,,He is going to be Missed by everyone in his family and everyone he has touched on the show it self,,,He Was One Of The Reasons I Watched The Show,,,,,JUST wished that they did more fliming on the both of them,,GOD REST HIS SOUL,,,,,,You will be missed by everyone,,,,,RIP

702 days ago
232.

wanda    

I pray his brother is doing ok, We ALL will miss you , May you rest in GOD Peace

702 days ago
233.

gary sheets    

mitchell on swanp people died out on his boat

702 days ago
234.

Tina Higdon    

I'm so sorry for his brother and family, I loved those ole boy's. Swamp people won't be the same they will be sadly missed

702 days ago
235.

Walker    

Kobe would know about adimirable with that ass whipping that he took from the thunder lastnight

702 days ago
236.

SMASHED    

RIP

702 days ago
237.

Destiny    

I am sorry to hear that he died and we will miss him alot and we will keep him his brother and his family in our praises

702 days ago
238.

jenna    

all of you should not say mean comments.i'll miss you mitchell .i'll be praying every night for his family.

702 days ago
239.

SMASHED    

Glenn is gonna miss him bad. Sad news.

maybe they should lay off that deep fried squirrel

RIP

701 days ago
240.

anita    

my prayers goes out to his brother he will be lost without him we love swamp people!!!!!!!!!!

701 days ago
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