Died May 14, 2012.
Best known as one of the stars of History Channel's show Swamp People.
Guist was loading something onto his boat when he slipped and fell on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part, La.. The sheriff says it appeared he had some sort of seizure, but it is uncertain if the seizure was caused from the fall.
Swamp People features Mitchell and brother Glenn, residents of Louisiana's Atchafalaya swamp country, during alligator hunting season. The third season of the show debuted in February, 2012.
On his Facebook page, Mitchell described himself like this: "I like to hunt and fish. I like to hang out with friends. I'm just a normal dude."
History and Original Media, producers of Swamp People, released this statement: 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. We appreciate your respect for the Guist family's privacy and hope you join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to his brother, Glenn, and the rest of the Guist family.