Mahlon Reyes’ cause of death has been revealed four months after he died in a Montana hospital.
The 38-year-old deckhand died of acute cocaine intoxication on July 27, Brian Heino, the sheriff and the coroner at the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, told USA Today on Wednesday.
Heino also revealed that Mahlon’s death has been ruled as accidental.
Confirmation of Mahlon Reyes’ cause of death comes just one week after co-star Nick McGlashan was found dead at the age of 33.
Mahlon’s friends and family were left shocked to hear of his death in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana, last July.
The television star had no previous health conditions when he suffered a heart attack that left him on life support.
The Deadliest Catch star never regained consciousness and his family decided to let him go.
Mahlon is survived by his wife, Heather Sullivan, and their four children.
According to his wife, some of Mahlon’s ashes were scattered into the Bering sea by his crew mates, while more ashes were left in Montana’s Swan Range mountains.
Mahlon was one of the crab fishermen that starred on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, a gripping television series that first aired in 2015.
Prior to his tragic death, the fisherman worked as a deckhand on both the Seabrooke and Cape Caution boats and had appeared in 14 episodes.
Tributes poured in for the television personality following news of his tragic death.