Nick McGlashan, ‘Deadliest Catch’ Star, Dies at 33

by Kayla Zadel

“Deadliest Catch” star Nick McGlashan has died. He was 33 years-old.

McGlashan’s family and medical examiner have confirmed his death, according to TMZ. He passed Sunday in Nashville, but the cause of death has yet to come to light.

The reality star rose to fame on The Discovery Channel TV show, “Deadliest Catch.” Nick McGlashan appeared on the show from 2013 to 2020 in 78 episodes.

McGlashan was a key figure on the reality show. He had the “never give up” attitude on Wild Bill’s crew.

“A few of my favorite people,” McGlashan writes about his co-workers in this post.

In the video below, we see the crabber get injured while at sea during one of the 2019 episodes of “Deadliest Catch.”

Nick McGlashan Follows in Family’s Footsteps

He was a seventh-generation fisherman that started crab-trapping at the age of 13. McGlashan cut his teeth at Cape Caution and then moved up to the Summer Bay.

His great uncle worked on the first boat in the U.S. crab industry. As a matter of act, even two of McGlashan’s aunts were crabbers. One was lost at sea after a sinking boat tragedy.

Nick McGlashan struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He was suspended from “Deadliest Catch” during season 13 and went to rehab for help. Reports say that he was shooting up meth and heroin while drinking a half-gallon of vodka every day.

This is the last post the reality star shared on his Instagram account. The caption reads, “Be a sunrise in someone’s life today.”

Second ‘Deadliest Catch’ Death This Year

Mahlon Reyes died on July 25, of this year. The Discovery Channel star was 38.

He suffered a heart attack and never regained consciousness. His wife says that his family decided to take him off life support. Reyes passed while surrounded by loved ones.