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Deadliest Catch’s Mahlon Reyes dies from ‘massive’ heart attack at 38

Deadliest Catch star Mahlon Reyes dies at age 38 after suffering heart attack in his Montana hometown

  • The 38-year-old suffered a ‘massive’ heart attack and was rushed to hospital on July 25, according to TMZ 
  • He initially survived, but never regained consciousness, before his family made the decision to take him off life support 
  • Reyes death ‘completely shocked’ his family, as he had no pre-existing health conditions
  • His wife and Deadliest Catch crew have plans to spread some of his ashes in the Bering Sea 
  •  The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the cause of death, pending his autopsy and toxicology results

Deadliest Catch’s Mahlon Reyes, who worked as a deckhand on the Seabrooke and Cape Caution, has died at 38 in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana. 

The late Discovery Channel star, who is survived by his wife and four children, suffered a ‘massive’ heart attack and was rushed to hospital on July 25, according to TMZ.

While his spouse told the outlet her husband initially survived, she explained he never regained consciousness and was taken off life support, surrounded by loved ones. 

Gone too soon: Deadliest Catch’s Mahlon Reyes, who worked as a deckhand on the Seabrooke and Cape Caution, has died at 38 in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana

His death ‘completely shocked’ the family, as he did not suffer from any known pre-existing health conditions.  

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the reality star’s cause of death, pending his autopsy and toxicology results. 

Reyes, who last appeared on Deadliest Catch in 2015, was reportedly in the recovery process from a torn Achilles tendon, which he suffered while crabbing.  

Rest in peace: The father-of-four, who is also survived by his wife, suffered a 'massive' heart attack and was rushed to hospital on July 25, according to TMZ

Rest in peace: The father-of-four, who is also survived by his wife, suffered a ‘massive’ heart attack and was rushed to hospital on July 25, according to TMZ 

He was planning on going back to Alaska for the beginning of the next fishing season.

To honor his memory, Reyes’ wife revealed she and his Deadliest Catch crew already have plans to spread some of his ashes in the Bering Sea. 

Deadliest Catch star Nick McGlashan took to Twitter to share a throwback image with Reyes, which showed them both standing on a boat with big smiles. 

Beloved: While his spouse told the outlet her husband initially survived, she revealed he never regained consciousness and was taken off life support, surrounded by loved-ones

Beloved: While his spouse told the outlet her husband initially survived, she revealed he never regained consciousness and was taken off life support, surrounded by loved-ones

‘This place misses you. RIP Mahlon,’ he tweeted on Monday. 

Additionally, McGlashan posted a group shot on Thursday, which he captioned, ‘Family times. Laughing, crying and remembering our brother Mahlon Reyes of the Summer Bay.’

Both posts prompted condolences from fans, who were surprised to learn the tragic news.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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