DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the parish coroner, Dr. John Fraiche, determined from preliminary autopsy findings that the star of the popular reality television show died of natural causes.
Mitchell Guist, who appeared in segments of the "Swamp People" with his brother, Glenn, died after collapsing Monday while working on a houseboat he was building on Belle River.
Authorities tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/JRj1fD ) Guist had just launched the houseboat and was pushing it when he collapsed.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales.
"Swamp People," on the History cable television channel, features residents of Louisiana's Atchafalaya swamp country during alligator hunting season.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com