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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.

Mitchell Guist
-- one of the bearded alligator-hunting brothers featured on the reality show "Swamp People" -- has died.

According to, 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.

Sources close to Mitchell tell us ... Guist had recently fallen ill ... but the nature of his illness is still unclear.

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my heart goes out to Glenn and everyone that was close to Mitchell for I really enjoyed watching them on Swamp People and now it won't be the same with him gone...He will be truly missed

862 days ago


Mitchell Guist -- one of the bearded alligator-hunting brothers featured on the reality show "Swamp People" -- has died.

The Guist Brother's were not alligator hunters or AX MEN. They were two brothers who lived in the swamp and only killed what food they needed to eat. RIP Mitch

862 days ago


RIP MITCHELL we are gonna miss you my heart goes out to glenn and his family we are gonna miss seeing you on the show .

862 days ago


Im so sorry to hear this news, I love watching him and his brother, they cook some food that looked delicious especially those fish patties they made one time

862 days ago


God loves a working man. Don't make of of the poor guy. He was simple, sweet, and kind and gentle. Hope you respect that.

862 days ago


Mitchell and Glenn were my fav characters on the show. Their love of the swamp and family was inspiring. They always gave the show a sweetness amongst all the "gator killing". Good luck Glenn.

862 days ago


Mitch might have looked rough on the outside but he was a big marshmallow on the inside..The swamp and it's inhabitants have lost a wonderful man..

862 days ago


I read some of the comments and I am saddened by such cruel humans in this world. This man was loved by many and may many laugh. I wish his brother and the rest of his family peace with his passing. And for all of you smart asses out there you will loose someone close and I hope someone actually trys CPR. RIP Mitchell Hang in there Glen!

862 days ago


rest in peace Mitchell

862 days ago


My heart goes out to Mr.Mitchell Guist they are such great honest and hard working folks. so i will be praying for the family.

862 days ago


My heart goes out to the family.He was such a great man good brother and such good honest hard working man.i'll be praying for the family and his brother Glenn.

862 days ago

Angry Danny    

He died doing something he absolutely loved.....what more can you say but rest well swamp man

862 days ago


wow , rip , funny i read these post most are good and respectful, but a few are very disturbing. life is hard for many people , far as i know he was "one of the good old boys" , he and his bother made the show, glen my condolences to you and your family. the world has defiantly lost a great person when he passed. people who judge people on there looks i feel sorry for you, someday you will get your in peace brother mitchell, i know your up there in the great swamps today looking down on us , may the fishing be great and hunting be plentiful.....

862 days ago


Honest people making an honest living. RIP. I'll take this any day over the Kardashian tramps.

862 days ago

Vinny've got a pretty mouth.....

862 days ago
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