Earlier this week, the reality TV community was rather stunned by the news that Mitchell Guist — one of the most-popular alligator hunters on the History Channel series “Swamp People” — died of natural causes while out on a boat in Louisiana. It could take weeks before any further cause of death is determined, but the family is at least taking the opportunity now to speak out.
Speaking to the Baton Rouge Advocate, Mitchell’s brother (and fellow show star) Glenn explained that he was still struggling to deal with the fact that is brother is now gone:
“He’d been building on a houseboat. He had just put it in the water this morning and was pushing it. That’s when he went down … I still can’t believe it. He was considered the baby of the family. I just can’t believe it. He was as healthy as a horse.”
Meanwhile, the family is also doing their best to make the fans feel involved during this grieving process. According to an official Facebook page, of the Guist brothers can attend a visitation for Mitchell Friday from 4-9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, Louisiana. The funeral will be held at noon Saturday at the same location.
If you want to support the family during this tough time, the best way to do so is to head on over to their official store — where money for the producers will go directly back to them.
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