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'Deadliest Catch' Star Blake Painter Found Dead; Cause Still Unknown

Updated On 30 May, 2018 Published On

The Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter, 38, was found dead in his Astoria, Oregon home on May 25, Friday

The former captain of the Discovery Channel series was spotted dead on the kitchen floor by one of his concerned friends.

The Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin told USA TODAY that a concerned friend stopped by at Painter's house, saw a body lying still on the kitchen floor and then, called the Sheriff's Office. 

While inspecting the scene, the sheriff also stated that they were unaware of the real reason of his death and are still trying to find out about the cause of his death. The Sheriff depart is currently waiting for the toxicology reports before revealing the cause of his demise. 

The Sheriff also revealed that he had been lifeless for a couple of days before the Sheriff's team appeared at the scene. 

It was also announced that there were no signs of any suspicious circumstance or foul play. Drugs had been found in his home but, Bergin didn't agree on the fact that it had anything to do with Painter's death. 

Painter was a fisherman born and raised in Astoria. He was known to the world as the skipper of the boat F/V Maverick for around six years. 

Discovery Channel declined to opine on Painter's death.