Nick McGlashan, a fisherman who appeared on Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch,” has passed away at age 33.
On Monday, the medical examiner and McGlashan’s family told TMZ that Nick died Sunday in Nashville. His cause of death has yet to be determined.
That day, Discovery released a statement paying tribute to the deck boss, who appeared on 78 episodes of the reality TV show, starting in 2013.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Nick’s loved ones during this difficult time,” it read. “Nick came from a long line of crabbers and was known for his great depth of knowledge. He also had a sharp sense of humor even in the most difficult conditions. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.”
McGlashan’s sister also confirmed the tragic news, writing on Twitter, “My brother nick passed away. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. Please hold your loved ones tight.”
According to his biography on Discovery’s website, McGlashan was a seventh-generation fisherman raised on the island of Akutan, Alaska. Named after his great-uncle, he began working on boats when he was just 13 years old.
His bio also revealed that McGlashan had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction that resulted in him getting kicked off the boat in Season 13.
After going to rehab, Discovery said McGlashan “[embraced] a new sober lifestyle and is now so committed to his recovery that he inspires others in their own.”
Our condolences go out to Nick’s family and loved ones for their loss.