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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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31.

Colleen Beaudrot    

MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS THERE AND AROUND THE WORLD HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED FOR SURE GOD BLESS HIM

828 days ago
32.

Rox    

Use him as gator BAIT now!!! lol :) RIP

828 days ago
33.

abmayfield    

so sad...

828 days ago
34.

Karen    

My heart goes out to Mitchell's family & friends. He will be missed on the show. I love watching that crazy man & his brother on the show.

828 days ago
35.

Eric    

How many of you would have let him die rather than even attempt CPR? Be honest...

828 days ago
36.

Longelle.P.    

my heart goes out to his family R.I.P Mitchell u will be missed :( :( :( :( :( :(

828 days ago
37.

Swamp People Fan    

I feel sorry for his brother too :) He is really going to miss him. RIP Mitchell

828 days ago
38.

liana b    

omg i am so sad! i loved him and his brother. they were never freaking gator huntin they were always gar hunting. REST IN PEACE!

828 days ago
39.

Hel    

I sure hope the cameras were there to catch it on film......

828 days ago
40.

Stormie    

I Loved watching him and his brother Glenn, they were awsome together. So sorry for the family RIP

828 days ago
41.

Sylvia Murphy    

Im so sorry to hear of his passing. I watch the show all the time. My heart goes out to the family and friends of his. May God be with them.I really love the show on how they catch what they catch.

828 days ago
42.

ChristyNY    

RIP Mitchell, your energy will be missed on the show!!

828 days ago
43.

keith cooper    

Sorry to here about im i liked him and his bro.

828 days ago
44.

billy    

NOOO!!!!!!!!!

828 days ago
45.

CelebJustice    

Awww.... R.I.P. Mitchell.
His brother must be devastated. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

828 days ago
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