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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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TMZgossip    

RIP Mitchell
Condolences Glenn

You guys always kept me entertained!!

YAAAA BABBYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_8eK3P7fuM

894 days ago
17.

DaveT    

Sad news, I like Mitchell and Glenn brothers, fun loving guys who lived by their own means living off the land, tough deal for Glenn, those two were really close, RIP

894 days ago
18.

matt    


damnit! those two were the funniest ones on the show
him and his brother were inseperable...RIP good buddy... hope them alligator gar are big and good in heaven

894 days ago
19.

Laura    

Didn't they or weren't they close to getting their own show? They seem like good people. RIP

894 days ago
20.

NTL    

RIP Mitchell. Poor brother won't know what to do with himself. Sad news...

894 days ago
21.

Stacy    

Mean people suck. GFY
He was awesome. Super nice guy...

894 days ago
22.

Roman    

RIP, but can you really call him a star? I've never even heard of that show and I watch an assload of TV!

894 days ago
23.

Sonja    

Seriously? I can't believe the negative, heartless posts. Makes my heart hurt. As far as his 'appearance' you have to remember, these people are cajun, they don't live with the wonderlust of most. I feel so sad for this man's family. :(

894 days ago
24.

parlayer    

"Live by the swamp, Die by the swamp"

894 days ago
25.

sPaNkdEnALgAs    

RIP Mitchell

894 days ago
26.

Miss Bu    

RIP Mitchell we will miss you.

894 days ago
27.

CindiK    

RIP Mitchell thanks for the entertaiment!!

894 days ago
28.

KevinBKlein    

Thats so sad about the swamp guy dying , hope you guys got a chance to check out my youtube channel for great laughsand my awesome cd release at www.kevinbklein.com

894 days ago
29.

Colleen Beaudrot    

my heart goes out to the family and all his friends there and around the world he will be deeply missed

894 days ago
30.

Colleen Beaudrot    

I am so sad this is horrible for everyone i will pray for the family and friends my heart really hurts god will take care of him so sorry

894 days ago
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