Star of the iconic reality TV series, Deadliest Catch, Mahlon Reyes, has tragically passed away aged thirty-eight.
And now, the cause of his death has been confirmed...
A few months ago, we heard the news that Mahlon Reyes had passed away.
via: FacebookHe died on July 27th, 2020.
We all know him from his stint on Deadliest Catch.
via: FacebookThe deckhand, who worked on 2 of the shows crab fishing boats, was only thirty-eight at the time of his death.
Now, only months on, it has been revealed what caused his death...
via: FacebookAnd of course, fans were devastated over the news. Things have been even more difficult for them because not too long ago, another member of the show, Nick McGlashan also passed away.
Such a tragic year for the @DeadliestCatch team 😢. First the death of Mahlon Reyes in July & now Nick Mcglashan (o… https://t.co/W717NwKJMn— Natalie P 🇨🇦🚑 (@Natalie P 🇨🇦🚑)1609689318.0
@TMZ Prayers for his family and for his Deadliest Catch family heck they just lost Nick not long ago. RIP Mahlon Reyes .— Debbie Carter (@Debbie Carter)1610001477.0
@TMZ Be non left soon, why they all dying— Frazer87 (@Frazer87)1609947987.0
Mahlon Reyes RIP. We love you. I’m sorry that you had to feel that pain. You’re with god now #rip #MalonReyes bessi… https://t.co/qkls9rCGUh— daisy summer (@daisy summer)1596679397.0
@TMZ WOW. As a fan of this show for over 10 years, and seeing him many times, it's heartbreaking. While still miser… https://t.co/UXJYpvJm9D— Edward Herrel (@Edward Herrel)1596341828.0
RIP Mahlon Reyes u were the deadliest catch 😪😪— A Z M I ✨ (@A Z M I ✨)1596398866.0
@TMZ Oh my heart is with his family and friends during this tragic time.— Mom aint got time for your BS (@Mom aint got time for your BS)1609948213.0
I just binge watched the recent season of Deadliest Catch Saturday So sorry to hear about Nick and just heard of t… https://t.co/C3rrXQY3ua— mared (@mared)1609199811.0
For those of you that don't know, Reyes worked on the Seabrooke and Cape Caution...
via: FacebookAnd was an integral part of the team as they went searching for crabs.
He worked in the Bering Sea...
via: Discovery ChannelDuring the Alaskan King Crab and Snow Crab fishing sessions.
Reyes always knew it was always a dangerous game...
via: FacebookBut he was willing to take the risk to provide for himself and his family.
Deadliest Catch is exceptionally dangerous.
via: FacebookAs we got a little reminder of when one of the main members of the team died a few years ago.
Captain Phil Harris died during season 6.
via: YouTubeHe had complained about feeling excessively tired before going to fetch pain medication and then collapsing.
Harris insisted the camera crews continued filming even though he was severely injured...
via: YouTubeAs he wanted the show to depict the brutal family bonds that are formed on these exceptionally dangerous vessels.
Reyes also injured himself not that long ago...
via: FacebookAnd he was doing everything he could to recover from a torn Achilles so that he could get back out on the boat.
He had no pre-existing health conditions...
via: FacebookSo his death came as an even bigger shock to everyone.
His family let his fans know that he was cremated...
via: FacebookAnd his wife revealed to TMZ, that his ashes were scattered in the sea by his Deadliest Catch crew.
Mahlon's wife also revealed more details about his death.
via: FacebookShe explained that he passed away in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana.
And that he had suffered from a heart attack...
via: ShutterstockBut despite surviving the initial attack, he didn't regain consciousness.
Mahlon was placed on life support.
via: ShutterstockHowever, his family decided to take him off the machine the following day.
He was surrounded by his loved ones.
via: FacebookI guess that's the only positive we can take from this heartbreaking situation.
So what caused this sudden heart attack?
via: FacebookWell, according to the autopsy and toxicology results, it seems as though the fisherman had suffered an accidental drug overdose as confirmed by multiple news outlets.
He is survived by his wife...
via: FacebookAs well as his 4 children.
He was so young. RIP Mahlon Reyes.
via: FacebookOur thoughts go out to his family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. Now, 2020 was a hard year for us all, and we lost a lot of people along the way. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite icons that sadly, didn't make it to 2021...