Mitchell Guist Dies: “Swamp People” Star Suffered Seizure

    May 14, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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The hugely successful show “Swamp People” made an unlikely star out of Mitchell Guist, who made his living as an alligator hunter. “News of his death is circulating the web today as fans mourn the man who brought life in the swamps into the forefront of American television.

Guist suffered a seizure while on his boat this morning on the Belle River in Louisiana and fell into the water. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities haven’t released many more details than that regarding his death, but the news hit fans, friends and family hard this morning.

“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 loved,” a History Channel representative said in a statement.

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  • http://MitchellGuist Randy Green55

    I hate to hear that we lost a man that loved the land and didnt ask for much,I will miss you,even I never meet you,Hoping to some day in Heaven.

  • http://www.msn.com LauraV

    so very sorry to hear of the saddened news of Mitchell Guist. will miss him very much. Much love and condolences from my family to his, especially his brother with whom he hunted with

  • BethW

    My thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to Glenn. I really loved seeing the brothers together on the show.

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    • http://Yahoo Nancy

      I am so sorry about Mitch,He and Glenn showed how you could live on the swamp and off the swamp.My heart goes out to Glenn,his loss is so great. Enjoyed watchiong them on swamp people.Lots of love to his family

  • robin O’tuel

    R.I.P. Mitchell,you will be missed.thank you for sharing your life with us,with love,and respect. this fan will keep the family in my prayers.

  • donna a.

    R.I.P. Mitchell! You were such a gentle. quiet, loving soul…who lived off the land..asking nothing, living life on YOUR terms, marching to the beat of your own drum! Peace, brutha!
    My deepest condolences to your brother Glenn, and all of your family!!

  • Marlon Tournear

    hate to hear the news the two of them msde the show ten times better than what it was glen i will miss mitch big time and my prays go out to you and your family i no it will be hard for you brother hang in there

  • Deborah L. Eklof

    Glenn, you have our deepest sympathies. You and Mitchell
    made a wonderful show even better, by showing your love of, family,friends, and each other. You two were so special to everyone. We hope to see you again, but we will miss Mitchell, may he rest in peace.

  • Jason Ramey

    R.I.P. Mitchell we will pray for your family.