Deadliest Catch Star Justin Tennison Found Dead at 33

Entertainment Feb. 23, 2011 AT 2:56PM
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Deadliest Catch star Justin Tennison has died at the age of 33, TMZ reports.

Cops discovered the body of the reality star and crew member of the F/V Time Bandit in a hotel room in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday.

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During the search of Tennison's room, authorities also found a small amount of marijuana and several bottles of alcohol.

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Examiners have yet to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the death of Tennison, who served as an engineer and deckhand on the boat, captained by Andy Hillstrand on the hit Discovery series.

An autopsy is expected later on Wednesday.

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Last February, Deadliest Catch captain Phil Harris passed away at age 53 after suffering a massive stroke the month before; his touching final moments were captured on camera in an episode of the hit, broadcast last July.

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