Blake Painter, the former Deadliest Catch captain, has died at the age of 38. Clatsop County Sheriff’s office confirmed the news to PEOPLE. Painter’s body was discovered in his Oregon home on Friday, May 25 after one of his friends grew concerned and called the police when he did not hear from Painter for many days.
Painter lay dead for many days said the police after they found his body at the house. The police have also found many substances like prescription pills in Painter’s house which will be sent for testing. Moreover, the police do not suspect any foul play at the site, though the actual reason behind Painter’s death will be determined after an autopsy and toxicology test is conducted in the coming days, according to TMZ.
Painter was known for his role as captain of the F/V Maverick on the Discovery Channel show. He worked in the show during its second and third season in the year 2006 and 2007 and was seen in many episodes before he made a voluntary exit after the third season. Painter was also seen in the second season of the show Deadliest Catch. However, he later opted to leave the show after working in several episodes in the third season.
As per an Oregon news website, The Daily Astorian, Painter met with a terrible car accident in the year 2016 while he was trying to tow his boat behind his truck. The website had news outlet had reported that the emergency responders managed to remove him out safely from the truck.
Notably, Painter is not that only cast actor of the popular hit show who has been discovered dead all of a sudden. Tony Lara was also pronounced to be dead in the year 2015 after he suffered from a heart attack and passed in his sleep at his South Dakota home. He was 50.