‘Deadliest Catch’ Crew Member Found Dead In Motel
First Published: February 23, 2011 6:27 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A new member of a ‘Deadliest Catch’ fishing crew has been found dead in an Alaska motel room.
Police say 33-year-old Justin Tennison was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a motel room in Homer.
Tennison was a member of the Time Bandit, one of the vessels on the Discovery Channel series. He will make a posthumous debut in the 7th season kicking off in April.
Lt. Randy Rosencrans says alcohol and a small amount of marijuana were found in the room. But he adds the cause of death is unknown. An autopsy will be conducted by the state medical examiner’s office Wednesday afternoon.
Discovery spokesman Josh Weinberg released a statement saying the channel sends its sympathies to his family and fellow crew members.
TMZ previously reported the death.
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