Death Cause of Mahlon Reyes,’Deadliest Catch’ Star, at 38

2 min readAug 1, 2020


The death cause of Mahlon Reyes, ‘Deadliest Catch’ star was reveled by his wife after he died in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana last Saturday morning.

The death cause of Mahlon Reyes, ‘Deadliest Catch’ star was reveled by his wife
The Independent

Reyes, who was a deckhand on a crab fishing boat featured in the Discovery Channel series, suffered a heart attack on 25 July.

Reyes did survive the heart attack and was brought to a local hospital. Nevertheless, he never regained consciousness after undergoing that medical emergency. Reyes’ wife declared that they decided to take him off of life support on Sunday.

His wife announced he was surrounded by loved ones and family, friends, and fans who were shocked to hear this sad news.

Official death cause of Mahlon Reyes determines after the autopsy

Reyes’ family were shocked by the massive heart attack as he had no pre-existing health conditions that they were aware of. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office reportedly stated that his wife says that Reyes suffered a heart attack, the official cause of death has not been determined yet and it will be determined after an autopsy and toxicology results.

Long-running reality series “Deadliest Catch” started in 2005, and follows fishermen aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea. This takes part throughout the Alaskan king crab and snow crab fishing seasons.

Reyes who his real name was Joseph, who last appeared in the series in 2015, is survived by his wife and four children.

Mahlon Reyes was working his butt off to recover from a recently torn Achilles, suffered while crabbing on the boat, and was doing everything he could to get back to Alaska for another crab season.

He is best known by viewers as the deckhand on boats, the Seabrooke, and Cape Caution. He was also a part of the fishing team led by Captain ”Wild“ Bill Wichrowski.

He would always be dearly missed.




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