Mitchell Guist

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Mitchell Guist
BornMitchell James Guist
(1964-05-18)May 18, 1964[1]
Gonzales, Louisiana
DiedMay 14, 2012(2012-05-14) (aged 47)
Belle River, Louisiana
Cause of deathnatural causes
OccupationTelevision personality , construction worker
Years active2011-2012
 
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Mitchell Guist
BornMitchell James Guist
(1964-05-18)May 18, 1964[1]
Gonzales, Louisiana
DiedMay 14, 2012(2012-05-14) (aged 47)
Belle River, Louisiana
Cause of deathnatural causes
OccupationTelevision personality , construction worker
Years active2011-2012

Mitchell James Guist (May 18, 1964 – May 14, 2012), was a reality television star who starred in the television show Swamp People until his death on May 14, 2012 from natural causes.[2]

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Early life

Mitchell Guist was born in 1964 in Gonzales, Louisiana and lived up with his brother, Glenn, for his entire life. Mitchell spent most of his early life with his parents until he was 18 and moved into his own home in the bayou with Glenn.

TV career

In 2011, Mitchell and Glenn became stars on the History Channel's hit reality show, Swamp People. They became instant stars on the History Channel and had a fan club. On Swamp People they would regularly be featured hunting for their dinner which included Alligator gar, Blue catfish, Crayfish, Cottontail rabbit, Squirrel, Bullfrog, Alligator Snapping Turtle, and once by accident an American Alligator.

Mitchell and Glenn were both featured in a Swamp People special where they hunted Cottontail Rabbits, later trading them for Snapping Turtles.

Mitchell and Glenn were also featured in the 2012 third season of Swamp People.

Death

On May 14, 2012 Mitchell went fishing alone in the bayou near his house, according to Glenn. Hours later a fellow fisherman found Mitchell lying face down in his boat. The fisherman took Mitchell to shore and gave him CPR. Paramedics rushed Guist to the local hospital where Guist was pronounced dead.

His body was sent to the local coroner's office for an autopsy. The coroner pronounced that Guist had died of natural causes. His funeral was held on May 29, 2012.

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