Dirty Laundry

Heartbreaking news to report today as a “Deadliest Catch” star has been found dead.

TMZ is reporting Blake Painter, 38, was found deceased on Friday in his home in Oregon.

Painter appeared in Season 2 and 3 of “Deadliest Catch.”

A call came in to the local police department that same day from one of Painter’s friends.

The friend told authorities he had not heard from Painter in a few days.

When police arrived at the home, they determined Painter had passed away a few days earlier.

Authorities noted that there was prescription medication and other substances found inside the home.

It is not known at this time if those substances played a role in his death.

Autopsy and toxicology tests are pending.

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