Sad news for fans of the hit show “Swamp People.” One of the show’s most colorful and popular characters died yesterday after he apparently had a seizure and fell out of a friend’s boat.

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One of the stars of History Channel’s show Swamp People died this morning. Mitchell Guist — who starred on the show with brother Glenn — was pronounced dead at a Louisiana hospital today, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack tells AP. Guist would have turned 48 on Friday.

He was loading something onto his boat when he slipped and fell around 9 a.m. on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part, La. (about 90 minutes from New Orleans), according to WAFB. The sheriff says it appeared he had some sort of seizure, but it is uncertain if the seizure was caused from the fall.