Guist, who was just 47, collapsed on Monday (May 14) while working on a houseboat in Belle River, LA. He was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The History Channel posted a message on their website remembering the reality personality. They write, “We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the ‘Swamp People’ family, Mitchell Guist, passed away…Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved. We appreciate your respect for the Guist family’s privacy and hope you join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to his brother, Glenn, and the rest of the Guist family.”
The funeral will be held on Saturday (May 19) in Gonzales, LA.