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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/24/2011

'Deadliest Catch's' Justin Tennison dead at 33

By Liz Kelly

Justin Tennison. (Facebook)

Justin Tennison, one of the Alaskan fishermen featured on Discovery's "Deadliest Catch," was found dead in a hotel room earlier this week. According to TMZ, police found the F/V Time Bandit crew member, 33, unresponsive at a Best Western.

A search of the room allegedly turned up some marijuana and alcohol. No word yet on a cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.

Last year, "Deadliest Catch" captain Phil Harris died after suffering a massive stroke.

Source: TMZ

By Liz Kelly  | February 24, 2011; 11:46 AM ET
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Comments

He's been despondent ever since his gay lover Cap'n Phil passed away.

Posted by: ronjaboy | February 24, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

The Alaska Fisherman's life is brutal and hard. I hope we all remember this when we indulge in Crab Claws and Lobsters. After viewing what they go through on TV, my heart goes out to those brave souls. I wouldn't want to be in their shoes for no amount of $. I will pray for his sopul.

Posted by: fregameeate | February 24, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Crabs kill.

Posted by: ozpunk | February 24, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Poor guy. Yikes. They might want to think about renaming the show....

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | February 24, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Hard living men and the show has about 80 of them they follow over the seasons they have produced it.
Some attrition is expected.
Look at you own workplace and report no one you knew or were acquainted with died. Say no one, unless you are in a small workplace staffed mainly by very young people, and I'll be surprised.

That's how it goes.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | February 24, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Hard living men and the show has about 80 of them they follow over the seasons they have produced it.
Some attrition is expected.
Look at you own workplace and report no one you knew or were acquainted with died. Say no one, unless you are in a small workplace staffed mainly by very young people, and I'll be surprised.

That's how it goes.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | February 24, 2011 1:11 PM | Report abuse

This is very sad. The jokes are inappropriate.

Posted by: hebe1 | February 24, 2011 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Perusing the TMZ entries about Deadliest Catch, I see that several bit players and at least one major player have had encounters with the law. Some of those encounters are serious. For example: bank robbery.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 24, 2011 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Oh, found dead in a hotel room at such a young age is usually really bad. Like drug overdose bad. My sympathies to his family and friends.

Posted by: DCCubefarm | February 24, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Rest in peace

Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


Posted by: dottydo | February 24, 2011 5:39 PM | Report abuse

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