It’s incredible the way TV makes you feel like you know people. Reality TV shows like The History Channel’s Swamp People, where you meet quirky guys doing stuff you never imagined anyone would do, only serve to build that sense of intimacy with a person you’ve never met.
So it’s with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mitchell Guist, one of the brothers (the one with no glasses and the less completely insane beard) who starred in Swamp People.
He was aboard a boat near Belle River Landing in the southern part of the state when he appeared to have a seizure, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack, citing an unidentified man who was with Guist.
The reality show star then fell on the boat.
As The History Channel is quoted as saying, he died doing what he loved.
We should all be so lucky.
How about you? If you could choose how to leave this world, how would you go?