Former “Deadliest Catch” captain Blake Painter was found dead in his home at the age of 38.
Painter, who served as the captain of the F/V Maverick on the hit Discovery Channel show, was discovered on Friday in his Oregon home, according to TMZ. A concerned friend who hadn’t heard from Painter in a few days called the police, who entered his home and determined he had been deceased for several days.
Police also discovered substances that will be tested for narcotics, according to TMZ. No foul play is suspected in his death, and an autopsy and toxicology test will be done to determine the official cause.
Painter, an expert crab fisherman, appeared on Season 2 and part of Season 3 from 2006 to 2007 before deciding to leave “Deadliest Catch.”