Nick McGlashan Wiki – Nick McGlashan Biography
Nick McGlashan, a fisherman who starred on the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, has died. TMZ reports the reality TV star died Sunday, December 27 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the medical examiner. Here is what you need to know about McGlashan.
McGlashan was a 7th generation fisherman who grew up in Akutan, Alaska, According to the Discovery website.
He started crabbing at the age of 13 on his father Bruce’s boat. His father was a longtime friend of Deadliest Catch star “Wild” Bill Wichrowski and in 2011, McGlashan was hired by Wichrowski to work on the Kodiak.
He went on to head the crew on Wichrowski’s Cape Caution and then later the Summer Bay.
He was 33 years old.
Nick McGlashan Died
McGlashan, a fisherman who was a regular cast member on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” died Sunday in Nashville, Tenn., his family told TMZ. He was 33.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to Nick’s loved ones during this difficult time,” a Discovery Channel spokesperson told Variety. “Nick came from a long line of crabbers and was known for his great depth of knowledge. He also had a sharp sense of humor even in the most difficult conditions. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.”
McGlashan appeared on the reality series from 2013 to 2020 and appeared in more than 75 episodes, in addition to several TV specials and the behind-the-scenes series “Deadliest Catch: The Bait.”
Raised near Dutch Harbor on the island of Akutan, Alaska, McGlashan hailed from a family of crabbers and was a seventh-generation fisherman. Two of McGlashan’s aunts were also crabbers, and he continued the family tradition of working on the Bering Sea beginning at just 13 years old.
— Nick McGlashan (@NickMcglashan) November 9, 2020
Afterward, McGlashan began working for “Deadliest Catch’s” Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski in 2011 and quickly earned his respect to head his crew.
According to his biography for the series, McGlashan was known for his “witty quips, working through the pain, and not stopping the job until it’s done,” adeptly maneuvering through his boat’s mechanical issues.
Throughout his life, McGlashan dealt with an addiction to alcohol and drugs, which got him kicked off the “Deadliest Catch” boat in Season 13. Since then, McGlashan committed to embracing a sober lifestyle and inspiring others in their journeys toward recovery.