Nick McGlashan’s death may be related to drug use, according to police officers at the scene in a Nashville hotel room.
The 33-year-old Deadliest Catch star was reportedly found unresponsive in a room at the Holiday Inn on Sunday, and passed away later that night.
It is believed that Nick, whose real name is Bruce, had travelled from his home in Seattle to meet an unknown friend in Nashville.
The Sun has reported that his Discovery Channel castmates had said that he was “in great spirits” in the days before his trip,
The father-of-two had been outspoken about his battle with alcohol and drug addiction for a number of years and sources have said that he may have “slipped up” before his death.
It has been reported that police responded to a call in “regard to a man who had been found unresponsive by a friend in one of the hotel rooms,” at 12.30pm.
In a statement released by the police in Nashville, they said: “The individual, Bruce McGlashon, age 33, was deceased upon arrival of paramedics and officers [sic].
“The death is unclassified at present pending a report of autopsy findings from the Medical Examiner’s Office.
“Evidence indicated the possibility of drug involvement. Toxicology testing is part of the autopsy process.”
A friend of Nick’s told The Sun that his death was a “tragedy” and that it’s “all pretty rough right now” as there is “a lot of drama surrounding his death.”
Deadliest Catch star Clayton Gore told The Sun that Nick was “in great spirits” and was looking forward to filming the new season of the reality show.
Clayton added: “I believe he was seeing a friend, that’s what he told me the night he was flying out of Seattle. I hear there is an investigation.”
Nick was “the light in the darkness for people”, according to Clayton, as he revealed that Nick would help others get and stay sober.
Cast member Landon Cheney also told The Sun that he is “completely shook right now” after hearing the news.
He said that their last words, just days before Nick’s death were “Love you Brother.”
Landon said that this gave them “an unmatched bond” and that Nick had “introduced me to the sober life four years ago.”
Landon continued: “He has struggled since but in his high points during that time, he helped a lot of people.
“He loved helping others and teaching others how to be a better version of themselves when he was doing well.”
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