Swamp People star Mitchell Guist, a grizzled alligator hunter that roamed the swamps with his brother, Glenn Guist, on the hit History Channel reality television show, died at 48 years old on Monday morning in a boating accident.

The good-natured Bayou native Guist was in his boat on the Belle River in Louisiana when he fatally fell from the vessel, possibly due to suffering a seizure, said Sheriff Mike Waguespack of Baton Rouge, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Though initial attempts to resuscitate Guist were made, Guist was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

"We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the Swamp People family, Mitchell Guist, has passed away earlier today," a spokesperson for the History Channel and Original Media released in a statement. "Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved. We appreciate your respect for the Guist family's privacy and hope you join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to his brother, Glenn, and the rest of the Guist family."

Swamp People will go back into proudction on the second half of season three in July.

Watch the video of Glenn and Mitchell Guist here:

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