Nick McGlashan, who starred in the Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch,” died Sunday. He was 33.
“My brother nick passed away. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. Please hold your loved ones tight,” his sister tweeted.
My brother nick passed away. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. Please hold your loved ones tight.
— Lyd (@sweetsealyd) December 28, 2020
The cause of death is currently unknown, according to People.
McGlashan appeared on 78 episodes of the show starting in 2013.
Many mourned his passing on Twitter:
RIP Nick McGlashan ?
This guy was immense on #DeadliestCatch and I send my condolences to Bill, all the crew of the Summer Bay and all the family and friends of Nick.
Rip Nick ? pic.twitter.com/7mxBGV3AJM
— Lee Middleton (@lvirus316) December 28, 2020
I am in shock at the news of the death of @DeadliestCatch deck boss @NickMcglashan I am so very sad, he was such a go getter and a very hard worker. May he RIP and be free. Summer Bay will never be the same.
— Janet (@janettermain) December 28, 2020
Twitter is a weird and beautiful place.
Gutted to hear he is another gone too soon.
Hugs and love to his family, boat family and friends. ❤️
— Corey Ann (@coreyann) December 28, 2020
McGlashan had used his Twitter account to share his wisdom.
If you’re going through a hard time, remember that sometimes life falls apart before things get better.
— Nick McGlashan (@NickMcglashan) November 29, 2020
“And we will make everyone wear masks.”
“Should we cover their eyes too?”
“No they’re already blind.”
— Nick McGlashan (@NickMcglashan) November 16, 2020
“Nick is known for his witty quips, working through the pain, and not stopping the job until its done. He has also kept the boat running through all kinds of mechanical issues, manufacturing quick fixes on the fly. Nick has a wealth of fishing experience and, according to Captain Bill, is the epitome of a true crabber,” according to his Discovery bio.
The bio said McGlashan had “an addiction to alcohol and drugs in the past, which got him kicked off the boat in Season 13 for a spell and landed him in rehab.”
“Though he’s had his ups and downs, Nick has battled endlessly to stay sober and embrace a new sober lifestyle and is now so committed to his recovery that he inspires others in their own.”
His bio said McGlashan is a “7th generation fisherman who was raised not far from Dutch Harbor on the nearby island of Akutan, Alaska” and that he started crabbing at the age of 13.
“After leaving school with a pile of homework, he would head to work on the boat, and the crew would help him with it in between strings,” the bio said.
The death is the second to hit the show’s cast.
In July, Mahlon Reyes, a deckhand on the show, died at the age of 38.
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