“Swamp People” Star Mitchell Guist Autopsy Reveals He Died of Natural Causes
Now the preliminary autopsy reports are out and the findings so far is that Guist died of natural causes.
Mitchell Guist, a star of the reality TV show "Swamp People," died of "natural causes," a local sheriff in Louisiana said.
Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack released the preliminary autopsy conclusion Wednesday, although he said final results will not be available for another four or five weeks.
Guist, 47, was working to build a houseboat when he appeared to have a seizure and fell backwards in his boat, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.
He was with another person on the Intercoastal Waterway, about 75 miles from New Orleans, at the time of his collapse.
That person, who did not want to be identified, got Guist back to a boat landing, performed CPR and called his wife, who in turn called 911, said the sheriff.
Guist was transferred to the Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, where he was pronounced dead Monday.
Swamp People will air tonight at 8 p.m. on the History Channel. I will be watching to see if they pay tribute to Michell on the show.