Deadliest Catch star Blake Painter found dead in Oregon home

Former Deadliest Catch captain Blake Painter was found dead in his home in Oregon on Friday, the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office confirms to KIRO 7. He was 38.

Painter was a captain of the F/V Maverick and appeared on the Discovery Channel series in 2006 and 2007.

The Sheriff's Office says when a friend went to check on Painter, the house was locked and the friend thought he saw a foot through a window.

Sheriff's deputies made forced entry into the house, and found Painter dead.

Officials are waiting for a toxicology report to determine the cause of Painter's death.

KIRO 7 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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