May 14, 2012 04:00 PM EST

Swamp People Star Mitchell Guist Dies

Swamp People Star Mitchell Guist Dies
Mitchell Guist, one of the colorful stars of History Channel's series "Swamp People" has died.

Around 9 a.m. this morning, Guist reportedly fell on his boat while out on the Intracoastal Waterway. Witnesses say he seemed to be having a seizure. Someone else aboard the boat drive it back to the dock, and Guist was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, despite attempts to resuscitate him.

A History Channel representative told TMZ.com, "We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the Swamp People family, Mitchell Guist, has passed away earlier today. Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved."
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