Deadliest Catch Crew Member Found Dead at 33
Justin Tennison, a Deadliest Catch crew member on the Time Bandit, has been found dead. He was 33.
Tennison's body was found Tuesday at a hotel room in Homer, Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Police say he died of unknown causes and no foul play is suspected. The state medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy in Anchorage.
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Alcohol and roughly a quarter-ounce of what appeared to be marijuana were also found in the room, Lt. Randy Rosencrans said. "There was information that there had been a party at an adjacent room."
"Discovery Channel is saddened by the passing of Time Bandit crew member Justin Tennison," a rep for Original Productions, the company behind the show, said in a statement. "We send our sympathies to his entire family and fellow crew members during this most difficult time."
Time Bandit Capt. Andy Hillstrand remembered Tennison on his Facebook page.
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"Justin was tough as a bull and was an all-around good hand," Hillstrand wrote. "The captains and crew appreciated his hard work and many contributions this past year. We will miss him terribly and wish his family all the best during this most difficult time."
Tennison is survived by a son, daughter, sister, father and grandparents.