Mitchell Guist Dead — ‘Swamp People’ Star Dies in Louisiana [Update]

Exclusive DetailsMitchell Guist has died.

10:19 AM PDT —
Law enforcement sources tell us … Mitchell was out in his boat along the Belle River … when he “fell.” Witnesses say he appeared to have been suffering from a seizure.

We”re told another person on the boat returned the vessel to the dock and called 911. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and transported Mitchell to a nearby hospital … but it was too late.

Mitchell Guist — one of the bearded alligator-hunting brothers featured on the reality show “Swamp People” — has died.

According to, Mitchell was discovered at 9 AM in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

Law enforcement sources tell us … someone tried to perform CPR on Guist … but attempts to resuscitate the reality star were unsuccessful.

Sources close to Mitchell tell us … Guist had recently fallen ill … but the nature of his illness is still unclear.

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