‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Has Passed Away At 59

A deckhand on the tv show ‘Deadliest Catch’, Nick Mavar, passed away on June 13. He was 59.

Mavar was on the show for 16 years and appeared on 98 shows. He worked on the boat called the F/V Northwestern and was thought of as the “right hand man” to Captain Sig Hansen.

Authorities said emergency workers responded to a 911 call for a medical emergency at a boatyard in Naknek, Alaska. Then, transported Mavar to Camai Medical Center while trying to save his life.

Later, medical staff pronounced him dead and notified his next of kin. An investigation is in process. No cause of death has been provided.

Deadliest Catch” is a favorite reality TV series that airs on the Discovery Channel. The show focuses on the dangerous and demanding life of crab fishermen in the Bering Sea, particularly during the Alaskan king crab and snow crab fishing seasons.

The show captures the daily struggles, triumphs, and intense labor of crab fishermen as they navigate treacherous waters and harsh weather conditions.Fishing for crab in the Bering Sea is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world due to the extreme conditions and high risk of injury or death.

“Deadliest Catch” premiered on April 12, 2005, and has run for numerous seasons, making it one of the longest-running reality TV shows. The series has won several awards, including Emmys. The success of “Deadliest Catch” has led to several spin-offs, such as “Deadliest Catch: Bloodline” and “Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove.”

Back in 2022, Mavar sued his employer F/V Northwestern claiming he was “seriously and permanently injured” after he ruptured his appendix while working on the ship. After the incident, he said he experienced bouts of “pain and discomfort.”

Mavar felt his employer should have responded by providing medical care in a more timely manner. Later, a cancerous tumor was found in his appendix. Next, F/V Northwestern sued “Deadliest Catch’s production company. No resolution has been made, the case is ongoing.