Nick McGlashan Biography — Wiki
Nick McGlashan is a member of the reality TV show “Deadliest Catch” who has died, marking the eighth tragic death among the show’s cast and crew in the last decade. McGlashan, a seventh-generation fisherman and crabber who appeared on the Discovery Channel reality series for seven years, passed away on Sunday in Nashville, TMZ reported.
Nick McGlashan Age
Nick McGlashan was 33 years old at the time of death.
Nick McGlashan Obituary: Death and Cause of Death
Nick McGlashan’s sister confirmed the news of his death on Twitter on Sunday night, writing: ‘This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. Please hold your loved ones tight.’ Nick’s cause of death is not yet known, TMZ reported.
The cause of death has yet to be determined, the outlet said, citing family and a medical examiner.
His costar and friend, Landon Cheney, posted an emotional tribute to his “brother,” alongside a montage of photos of the pair. He added: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
“’Behold, I am making all things new.’ Rest easy my brother #gonebutnotforgotten #restinpeace #brothers.”
I’m seeing posts that Nick McGlashan has died 😭 I know he struggled but he was one of the most likable guys, you wanted to root for him! His smile was contagious on the show and he was so talented in many things #DeadliestCatch pic.twitter.com/ZAY3x6wz5I
— Tinseltown Caroler (@hsheppardd) December 28, 2020
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Nick was a seventh-generation fisherman who joined Deadliest Catch in 2013 and appeared as a deck boss on the Discovery Channel show in 78 episodes across seven years. “He was named after his great uncle Nick McGlashan, who worked on the first boat rumored to have pioneered the US crab industry, the F/V Deep Sea, built-in 1947,” his bio reads.
Nick started crabbing at the age of 13 and quickly rose up the ranks as a fisherman. His great uncle worked on the first boat in the US’ crabbing history and two of his aunts were crabbers – with one of them dying after their boat sank.
Girlfriend, children, family
Nick is believed to have two children with his longtime girlfriend, Claire Hammond.
Nick was suspended from part of season 13 of Deadliest Catch due to substance abuse issues. At the height of his addiction, Nick said he was drinking half a gallon of vodka and shooting up with one gram of meth and two grams of heroin in a single day.
He went to rehab in September 2016 after overdosing three times and had been sober ever since.
Nick previously opened up about his addiction in an article for Chosen Magazine.
He said: “My life went from Bering Sea badass to full-blown junkie very rapidly. Hidden from me was that passion I had for life.