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'Deadliest Catch' Star Blake Painter Dead: Drug Overdose Unconfirmed, Says DA

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Source: Jeremy Walter/Discovery Channel

May. 29 2018, Updated 7:22 p.m. ET

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Deadliest Catch star, Blake Painter,  was found dead in his Astoria, Oregon home last Friday, and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details about the tragedy.

Police discovered Painter's body after a friend became concerned when he had not heard from him in a few days.

According to the District Attorney of Clastop County, an autopsy is being conducted.

"From the District Attorney's perspective our main concern was whether there was foul play," DA Joshua Marquis told Radar exclusively. "There is nothing at this time to indicate that there was foul play."

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While the autopsy results are expected to be released in the coming weeks, reports suggest that substances were found inside the home at the time Painter was discovered. But it is unclear if narcotics were a factor in his death.

"Without the lab test — which will be probably released in about three weeks — the fact that he died by a drug overdose is pure speculation," Marquis revealed to Radar.

Painter was on the show eight years ago for seasons 2 and 3.  He was known for being the captain of the F/V Maverick ship and pegged as an expert crab fisherman.

He was 38-years-old.

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