Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter has died at 38

Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in his Oregon home

Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in his Oregon home

Blake Painter of Deadliest Catch fame has been found dead aged 38 in Oregon.

According to TMZ police are now "testing substances found at the scene".

Bergin said a cause of death would not be released until a toxicology report had been completed, but that there was no apparent evidence of foul play. We're told a friend of Painter's became concerned after not hearing from him for a few days.so he called the police. When officers arrived at the home, they determined that Painter had been dead for several days.

A law enforcement source tells RadarOnline that Painter's body was found in his home on Friday, May 25, in OR, after a friend of the expert crab fisherman's notified police when he did not hear from him for days and became concerned. Just heartbreaking. No words.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Painter's body was discovered Friday in his OR home. While prescription pills were also found, it's unclear if they were a factor in Painter's death.

Painter could be seen on the show captaining the F/V Maverick, a crabbing vessel. The expert crab fisherman appeared in "Deadliest Catch" from 2006 until 2007 for Seasons 2 and 3, when he reportedly quit.

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