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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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340 COMMENTS

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61.

kerostorm    

RIP Mitchell, you will be missed.

806 days ago
62.

Luv    

He was one of my favorites on Swamp People. I would always stop what I was doing, and sit down and watch when he and his brother were on. Sorry to hear about this.

806 days ago
63.

Carl    

Too bad. Those guys are the only thing remotely interesting about Swamp People.

806 days ago
64.

tommy shuff    

RIP mitchelle gonna miss you not far from you guys work on m/v warrior out of berwick

806 days ago
65.

kathy    

I know his brother will be lost without him. God rest his soul.

806 days ago
66.

MsPhoenix    

How sad the brothers loved their life on that swamp.

806 days ago
67.

jeff    

"Hey Paw, they got dem dare swamp people on the tv again."

806 days ago
68.

oink    

Good, the basterds were shooting baby squirrells on 1 show, karma dude,

806 days ago
69.

April    

Nooooo!! This is just so sad, it won't be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

806 days ago
70.

April    

Nooooo!! This is just so sad, it won't be the same without him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

806 days ago
71.

Grouchy Smurf    

What a shame. I enjoyed him on the show. Condolences to his family.

806 days ago
72.

pms6024    

Some people comment just to get a rise. Some are too ignorant to see the truth. In that face I see the kindest eyes, the biggest heart, and the one of the most honest human beings on the planet. You young punks with the $500 shoes could learn a lot from the "Swap People" Their Loyalty to family and their neighbors. And when their "fridge" goes out, well they just go outside and restock you little bastards will Hopefully starve to death. RIP Brother Mitchell and Love to Glen and family!

806 days ago
73.

KIMI    

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE GUYS ON THE SHOW OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY,,RIP:(:(:(

806 days ago
74.

Thadeous Mon    

Oh ye Yaw Baby!!!! Rest in Peace Brother for the Kingdom of heaven will provide for you.

806 days ago
75.

KIMI    

HE WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES ON THE SHOW OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY:(:(

806 days ago
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