Swamp People is a reality TV show that follows the lives of Louisiana natives that hunt alligators in the Atchafalaya Basin bayous. The show premiered on History in 2010 and its 9th season just started this year on February 1.
Louisiana is one of the states that issue alligator hunting licenses. The gator hunting season there lasts only 30 days. During this time hunters are issued with a specific number of tags to limit their kills. These tags are to be attached to each kill made. Once they are all used up, a hunter is not permitted to continue hunting.
However, using all tags before the hunting season ends is each hunter’s goal. Why? Cause the more kills made, the more money earned. Swamp People films some of these hunters in their rush, frustrations, and achievements to exhaust all tags. One such gator hunter was the late Mitchell Guist.
Swamp People Mitchell Guist Wiki-Bio.
Mitchell Guist debuted on Swamp People in season 2 whereas his last appearance was in season 3. Mitchell was mainly seen hunting and fishing alongside his brother, Glenn Guist. Sadly, four days before his birthday, Mitchell Guist died on May 14, 2012.
Reports say that after appearing to have a seizure, Mitchell fell from his boat while sailing on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part. Mitchell was in the company of an unidentified person that took him to the nearest landing. And from there he was transferred to Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City where he was pronounced dead.
Mitchell Guist’s autopsy later showed he died of natural causes. In his short time at the show, Mitchell received a huge fan base who were heartbroken by his passing. They swarmed the Swamp People Facebook page and Glenn and Mitchell fan pages with condolences to his family.
Mitchell Guist Family
Mitchell Guist’s late parents were Hubert Guist and Bonnie Albritton. He had four siblings, of whom two are still alive. His brothers Hubert Guist Jr. and Daniel Guist died years before him. Mitchell’s surviving siblings are his brother Glenn Guist and sister Tonya Guist.
Mitchell and his brother Glenn were inseparable. Up and until Mitchell’s death, the two lived together in the same house they grew up. And as seen on Swamp People, they also worked together. Glenn Guist continues to star on the show.
Mitchell Guist facts(age, brother, net worth)
Mitchell Guist was born Mitchell James Guist on May 18, 1964, in Louisiana. Mitchell died at the age of 47 on 14 May 2012. His death came four days to his 48th birthday.
Growing up, Mitchell’s family composed of his parents, Hubert and Bonnie; his three brothers, Hubert Jr., Daniel, and Glenn; and his only sister, Tonya.
At the time of his untimely death, Mitchell was unmarried and had no kids. He lived with his only remaining brother, Glenn in Brittany.
Mitchell’s passion and source of livelihood was hunting and fishing. He caught Crayfish, Bullfrogs, turtles, Blue catfish among others. And he hunted for squirrels, rabbits, alligators, et cetera.
Mitchell’s TV career began in 2011 when he featured in season 2 of Swamp People. Mitchell Guist’s salary and net worth at the time of his death are undisclosed.
Mitchell Guist’s absence beside Glenn Guist on Swamp People is still very much noticeable. And fans continually send Glenn comforting words.