Deadliest Catch star/crew member Justin Tennison was found dead in a hotel room at Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday (February 22). The 33 year-old died of unknown causes and an autopsy was already scheduled for today.
According to the police report, a small amount of marijuana and several bottles of alcohol were found near Justin’s body. Justin most probably hosted a party in his room the night before.
Andy Hillstrand, the captain of Time Bandit, revealed Justin had worked as an engineer on the boat during offseason and joined the crew as a deckhand for the crab season. The Time Bandit released the following statement on their website:
“Justin was tough as a bull and was an all-around good hand. The Captains and Crew appreciated his hard work and many contributions this past year. We will miss him terribly and wish his family all the best during this most difficult time. Justin is survived by a son, daughter, sister, father and grandparents.”
Exactly one year ago, “Deadliest Catch” lost their captain Phil Harris after he suffered a major stroke at the age of 53. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Deadliest Catch family and Justin’s family.
R.I.P. Justin Tennison.