Last Modified: Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:49 AM
DONALDSONVILLE (AP) — Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the parish coroner, Dr. John Fraiche, determined from preliminary autopsy findings that the star of the popular reality television show died of natural causes.
Mitchell Guist, who appeared in segments of the "Swamp People" with his brother, Glenn, died after collapsing Monday while working on a houseboat he was building on Belle River.
Authorities tell The Advocate Guist had just launched the houseboat and was pushing it when he collapsed.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales.
"Swamp People," on the History cable television channel, features residents of Louisiana's Atchafalaya swamp country during alligator hunting season.
Posted By: L.K.Trudeau On: 5/17/2012
Title: Swamp People Star Dies
I watch this show all the time and will surely miss this man. My sympathy and prayers to the family and all the friends.