Reality television lost one of its most eccentric characters yesterday when 47-year-old Swamp People star Mitchell Guist passed away Monday after reportedly suffering a seizure on his boat in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Keep reading to watch a local TV station’s video report on his passing, including interviews with friends and family as well as excerpts from the 911 calls placed by those on the scene.
Swamp People star Mitchell Guist died this morning. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack tells WBRZ the incident occurred around 9 a.m. in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ “someone tried to perform CPR on Guist … but attempts to resuscitate the reality star were unsuccessful.” Friends close to Guist tell the site he had recently fallen ill, but there are no further details at this time.
UPDATE – According to law enforcement sources, Glenn was out in his boat along the Belle River … when he “fell.” Witnesses say he appeared to have been suffering from a seizure.
The fourth quarter of Superbowl XLVI may or may not go down in history for its great football, but it will live forever in the memories of everyone who has ever dreamed of riding in RJ and J Paul Molinere’s airboat, having a cold beer with the Guist Brothers, or hearing Troy Landry yell “choot ’em” in their ear. Because this isn’t just the year of Superbowl XLVI, this is Swamperbowl I! Here’s the “This is Your Boss” video — our first glimpse of Swamp People Season 3.
The Guist brothers’ daily grind seems to be: hang out, get hungry, go kill something, cook it, eat it, hang out. The other alligator hunters on Swamp People might make a living off the land, but the Guist brothers really LIVE off it. Keep reading to find out more about Glenn and Mitchell, perhaps our country’s most unlikely (but entirely deserving!) television stars!
Anyone who watches Swamp People knows that alligator hunters care about how much money they make. With the notable exception of the Guist brothers, the hunters featured on the show are quick to talk about what makes the difference between a profit and a loss during the one-month alligator season in Louisiana. But how much are these guys really making? What kind of money are we talking about?