Deadliest Catch star Mahlon Reyes dead at 38 –Deckhand passes away and will have ashes scattered in sea
A DECKHAND on one of the Deadliest Catch crab fishing boats has died, his wife confirmed his death after suffering a heart attack last Saturday morning.
Mahlon Reyes’ wife, confirmed the news to TMZ, telling them he initially survived the heart attack, but never regained consciousness, as the family decided to take him off life support the following day.
His wife told TMZ Reyes was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his death.
The wife said Reyes was cremated and his Deadliest Catch crew are going to spread some of his ashes in the Bering Sea, the outlet reported.
The series, Deadliest Catch began in 2015 and follows fishermen aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab and snow crab fishing season.
Mahlon worked on two Deadliest Catch boats, the Seabrooke and Cape Caution.
He was also a part of the fishing team led by Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski.
Mahlon was 38-years-old at the time of his death.
He last appeared in the series in 2015. He is survived by his wife and four children.
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office says his official cause of death has not been determined yet, pending autopsy and toxicology results.
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