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Former "Deadliest Catch" captain Blake Painter was found dead in his OR home at the age of 38.

Bergin said Painter had been dead for a couple of days by the time deputies entered the house and found him.

Police discovered Painter's body because a friend of Painter's called the police because he hadn't heard from his friend in a few days.

He starred on Season 2 of the Discovery show and returned for several episodes of Season 3.

Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter is dead, Us Weekly can confirm.

According to USA Today, drugs - including prescription drugs - were found in the home.

Painter, who served as the captain of the F/V Maverick on the hit Discovery Channel show, was discovered on Friday in his OR home, according to TMZ.

"From the District Attorney's perspective our main concern was whether there was foul play", DA Joshua Marquis told Radar exclusively.

The series was in the news just last week when another of the show's captains, Sig Hansen, 52, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he spat on an Uber driver after drinking in Seattle in 2017.

"Deadliest Catch" explores the real-life high-sea adventures of Alaskan crab fishermen.


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