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'Swamp People' Star

The Emotional Tribute

to Mitchell Guist

5/16/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Swamp People" star Mitchell Guist was testing out a new houseboat he was building at the time of his death ... a dream project he had worked on for months ... and now one of his co-stars has vowed to finish the job as a last tribute to the fallen reality star.

The man behind the promise is Glenn Guist -- Mitchell's bearded brother and best friend -- who is often featured hunting critters with Mitchell on "Swamp People."

Glenn's manager tells TMZ ... he's pretty broken up about the sudden unexpected death of his brother ... but he's doing better then they all expected, considering how close they were.

We're told Glenn knew how passionate Mitchell was about the houseboat project ... and believes completing the project will be the best way to honor his brother's memory.

As we previously reported, Mitchell passed away Monday after apparently suffering a seizure while on the bayou in Louisiana.

A funeral service is set for this week at a local church -- and Glenn's rep say he will begin work on the boat "after everything is taken care of with Mitchell."



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you people are so cold ,show respect is that why you hide your face

888 days ago

Ruben and Cathy    

Our hearts go out to his brother Glenn. May you rest in peace Mitchell.

888 days ago

Ruben and Cathy    

Our hearts go out to his brother Glenn. Mitchell will surely be missed. R.I.P.

888 days ago

bill keen    

i am truely shocked to hear of mitchells passing. i love all the people on the show but gleen and mitchell are by far the best, but mitchell was my favorite. i will surely miss him on the show. i do hope gleen will remain on the show gods speed to you mitchell"

887 days ago


Mitchell will truly be missed. These guys are my favorite.Aye yah yah baby. Glenn hang on in there, no one said the road would be easy. Be Bless!!!

887 days ago

gary bailey    

mitchel you will be dearly missed, my family is like yours, glen there is nothing harder than putting a sibling to rest,since I seen how close you guys were. My family will be praying for you.

886 days ago

Chris Columbus    

That sucks. I love that show, & realize they just got started. My condolences to his bro, & fam.
We have so much fun with that show. we manually measure with our feet, how big their catches are, calculating with my feet, which are a foot-long, when they take the gators to the market.
I wonder what Gator fans think of that show. Hmm, I don't like the killing of Ducks, because that is my college team I like, but I like Duck Dynasty though...
Good grief that’s terrible.

885 days ago


Mitchell you will dearly be missed. I loved the closeness of you and Glenn. That's how brothers are suppose to be. Praying for Glenn to find comfort.

883 days ago


Our Memories of Mithchell Guist,To The Guist Family;
Viewing Mitchell and Glenn Guist on The History Channels Show,Swamp People.At first site when getting to see Mitchell and Glenn on the show.How they brought total smiles in our hearts.Getting to see two very close connected real life brothers of the swamp.Was a total delight watching them do everything together from jokes,cutting up and what Family meant to you both.How they explained everything they did in detail too.We were happy to see them on every show each weekday they was on.To us it was exciting to see how done to earth they was.The swamp was like their way of going to church.You could tell it was their connection to The Lord and God above.A special pride they both shared being able to enjoy living off the land.A respect viewers should be glad to have seen from them.Something everyone should have when it comes to Family love and togetherness too.They gave our family and friends them kind of memories when watching them from our home.We were proud to know Mitchell Guist.We will be even more prouder knowing Glenn Guist is picking up his brothers dream and completing it in his memory.Such a special kind of two brothers we got to have the chance to know.Thank you History Channel from The Swamp People Series.A blessing we will always remember.God bless you one and all to,The Mitchell Guist Family.Thank you most of all,Glenn...For showing viewers how you loved your brother,straight from your heart.In everything you both did together on the show...

882 days ago


RIP Mitchell!! Glen our hearts go out to you and your family at this time!! Don't pay attention to this negativity on this blog. Mitchell and you always kept it real and would help anyone in the swamps out! So just know that yes God created the people and they choose to be idiots and heartless we they should care!!

854 days ago

bernie hardin    

im shock, iloved swaamp people,wont miss it but the biggest kick every thursday night was getting to see glenn and mitch,real men of the swamp,GOD bless the family. Bernie from ky.

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