Blake Painter From 'Deadliest Catch' Has Reportedly Died

Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in his Oregon home

Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in his Oregon home

Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter was found dead in his home in OR on Friday, the Clatsop County Sheriff's office confirms to ET.

The "Deadliest Catch" star was just found dead in his OR home.

Blake Painter, 38, is reportedly dead.

Authorities say a friend of Painter's became anxious after not hearing from him for a couple of days and contacted police who went to Painter's home, where they determined he had been dead for several days. Police determined Painter had been dead for several days.

According to TMZ, law enforcement are testing substances that were found at the scene, as it is speculated narcotics could be involved.

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An autopsy and toxicology test will be done in the coming days to determine Painter's official cause of death.

According to TMZ, officers have said no foul play is suspected.

Painter was heavily featured on the second and third seasons of Deadliest Catch, where he commanded the F/V Maverick, a crabbing vessel.

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