‘Deadliest Catch’ star Nick Mavar dies at 59 – Fans react on social media

The Deadliest Catch family has lost another member. Nick Mavar, a deckhand from the Discovery show, died on Thursday, June 13, at the age of 59. Mavar died Thursday afternoon after a medical emergency at a shipyard in Naknek, Alaska, Bristol Bay Police Chief Jeffrey Eldie told Deadline. Paramedics took Mavar to a local hospital, where he was pronounced of natural causes, the police chief added. Between 2005 and 2021, Mavar appeared in nearly 100 episodes of Deadliest Catch, serving as a sailor aboard Sig Hansen’s F/V Northwestern. He was also a cast member in the Deadliest Catch spin-offs After the Catch, Inside the Catch, Legends Born & Broken, Evolution of Danger, The Bait and Siberian Winter. Mavar left Deadliest Catch after a medical scare in December 2020, during which his appendix burst during filming. According to Variety, that crisis revealed a cancerous tumor. The sailor later sued the owners of the F/V Northwestern, claiming there was no proper…