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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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pdowell75    

We love to watch Swamp People. We are always curious to see what Glenn and Mitchell will be up to next and what will be for dinner. They are so funny together. We are saddened to hear of his death and he will be missed. Our heat goes out to Glenn and we hope that when he is up to it, we will see him again. RIP Mitchell

826 days ago
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Charles smith    

We loved to see him ever week he will be missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to glen an the rest of his extended family we have come to love you all!!!!!!

824 days ago
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Lani    

The Guist Brothers depicted a way of life that's lost to many of us. As a child I did a lot of the same things. If there is ever a time when we wouldn't have electricity and the comforts we so enjoy. The Guist brothers would be going strong. We would beg them to catch us a flying Squirrels or Gar Fish. RIP Mitchell you don't have to feed ignorant.

823 days ago
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Tarra    

We will miss Mitchell. He was our favorite on the show. We will miss you. You died what you loved doing. God will have a deep fried fried Garfish fish waiting for you.

822 days ago
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Tarra    

Mitchell, Your will be missed. You died what you loved doing. Can't ask for anything more. God will have a deep fried gar waiting for you in his home above. Love you and will miss. Praying for your family and friends.:)
Love tow of you greatist fans.
And god Bless:
Always loved never forgotten;)

822 days ago
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megan    

my heart is broken after i found out Mitchell had passed away. my heart an prayers go to Glenn <3

821 days ago
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DON STORTS    

iM SO SORRY WE HERE IN OHIO ARE VERY UPSET TO HERE OF THIS HEART BRAKE .. THAT HIS BROTHER WITH DEAL WITH.. GLENN !!! YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN MY FRIEND ALL GODS LOVE TO YOU @ YOUR FAMILY ....

800 days ago
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Mary Carey    

Will miss seeing him on the show swamp people. love the way they live.

780 days ago
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Teann    

I was so very sadden to hear that Mitchell had passed away..I feel so bad for his brother Glenn, they were so close, did everything together..My prayers go out to his family..Rest in Peace Mitchell..

772 days ago
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Liberty Ridddley    

I loved Glenn and Mitchell I will miss them so much and to all you idiots who are making fun of them they are family and you don't rat on family you sicco's

54 days ago
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