Did ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Blake Painter die of drug overdose?

Did ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Blake Painter die of drug overdose?

Did ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Blake Painter die of drug overdose?

In 2015, fellow "Deadliest Catch" star Tony Lara died at age 50 from a heart attack.

According to several reports, from TMZ.com and other sources, Blake Painter, who appeared on the Discovery Channel series, "Deadliest Catch", was found dead in his Astoria home on Friday.

"Deadliest Catch" explores the real-life high-sea adventures of Alaskan crab fishermen.

Painter, who served as the captain of the F/V Maverick on the hit Discovery Channel show, was discovered on Friday in his OR home, according to TMZ.

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While the autopsy results are expected to be released in the coming weeks, reports suggest that substances were found inside the home at the time Painter was discovered.

Discovery Channel had no comment either. Officers gained entry, and determined Painter had been dead for several days.

According to the TMZ account, a friend of Painter's contacted authorities after not having heard from Painter for a few days. He was captain of the F/V Maverick and was featured on multiple episodes before he voluntarily quit following season 3 in 2007.

This story is still developing...

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