Nick McGlashan

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Nick McGlashan Dead at Age 33, Discovery Issues Statement

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The news of the death of Nick McGlashan of Deadliest Catch this past Sunday has caught all fans off guard. This tragic death has sent the entire fleet and fandom into mourning the young captain. The Davidson County Medical Examiner confirmed his death to all the major news outlets.

McGlashan was only 33 years-old, and his cause of death is unknown and under investigation at this point.

His sister Lyd first posted the news on Twitter:

Deadline first revealed the news, and TV Shows Ace reached out to Discovery’s public relations team for an office comment.

Discovery Statement on Nick McGlashan’s Passing

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Nick’s loved ones during this difficult time. Nick came from a long line of crabbers and was known for his great depth of knowledge. He also had a sharp sense of humor even in the most difficult conditions. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.”

About Nick McGlashan

According to his biography on the Discovery website, Nick was a “seventh generation fisherman who was raised not far from Dutch Harbor on the nearby island of Akutan,  McGlashan was a well liked cast member who appeared on 80 episodes of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch since 2013.

McGlashan reportedly passed away on Sunday in Nashville at the age of 33.

He began as a Deck Hand on Cape Caution in Season 9 and then rose the ranks to work with Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski as a Deck Boss on his boat Summer Bay.

He most recently appeared in the September 22 episode on Season 16.

He also was part of the filmed crew for  Deadliest Catch: The Bait from 2014-2018, as well as Deadliest Catch: Greenhorn, Deadliest Catch: Captain vs. Captain, Deadliest Catch: The Legend of Wild Bill and Bering Sea Gold.

Reaction to his death

Fans across the globe are tweeting about this shocking news.

Rest in peace Nick McGlashan and condolences to the entire Deadliest Catch family.

April Neale

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