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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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76.

not medicated    

Harmless and always positive. Not a bad way to have lived.

831 days ago
77.

connie    

so sorry that he is gone,me and my mom who is 77 enjoyed them so much,its very sad that we lost a friend and enjoyed all of there fishing and hunting,i know one thing it just wont be the same,prayers are with his family and friends,:(

831 days ago
78.

Lorna Davon Wassum Warren    

Our family has so enjoyed watching the Guist brothers on Swamp People. Their closeness and their love of nature, their love of life was endearing. Our hrarts go out to Glen and the rest of the Guist clan.

831 days ago
79.

SANDRA CREWS    

WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MITCHELL GUIST DEATH YALL ARE IN OUR PRAYERS

831 days ago
80.

Hannah    

awwhh! i love the show, i hate he died, but im glad it wasnt from an alligator attack,

Blessings for the familyy.

831 days ago
81.

Lisa    

RIP Mitchell and I pray for his brother Glenn.

831 days ago
82.

vixis    

It's a shame, I watched Swamp people from day one. It's amazing how happy these people are, they work hard for what they want and make the best in life. My thoughts and prayers to the family, he will be missed.

831 days ago
83.

Douglas Dalton    

Poor Glenn. So sorry for your loss brother, will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there buddy. RIP Mitchell

831 days ago
84.

sabrina    

wow...to see all the nasty comments...makes me sad :( RIP buddy...you were a hard workin guy...and you will be missed!!!!

831 days ago
85.

Bill Folds    

Some people are just STUPID,,DO you feel the same way about,,YOUR face,your brothers,your mothers face?? NO YOU are just an AZZhole.

831 days ago
86.

thomas    

Last yr, i was just flipping the channels and seen both brothers which made me stop an giggle at the two brothers.The two brothers are the two that got me started watching swamp people .Now that mitchell is gone, it wont be the same without him beside his brother laughing about the way there day taught them on how to live off the land and the swamp.I salute to his brother and the rests of the swamp family .YOU WILL BE MISS BY THE FANS ,A-MEN .

831 days ago
87.

karen    

Poor Glenn

831 days ago
88.

Donna Gray    

Sure will miss seeing him on Swamp People. Our heart goes out to his brother Glenn. We will be praying for Glenn. RIP Mitchell

831 days ago
89.

Dave W.    

Thanx for sharing part of your life RiIP Mitchell. Sorry for your loss Glen & the whole Guist family

831 days ago
90.

Rhonda Rice    

My heart goes out to his brother! God bless him.

831 days ago
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