Featuring one of the most bizarre contexts on reality television, Swamp People follows the daily lives of the French Canadian refugees who settled in the swampy region of Louisiana. The camera frantically follows the activities of the locals in the Atchafalaya Basin as they journey across the swamps in search of Alligators. The show narrated by Pat Duke has enjoyed success and has also produced a couple of spinoffs. And while its runtime has introduced the world to the unknown side of the Atchafalaya Basin, it has suffered its fair share of mishaps. In 14 seasons so far, the show has lost two of its bright cast members, Randy Edwards and Mitchell Gust.
Randy Edwards was a reality star and commercial hunter who appeared on the History Channel show Swamp People. He was the youngest son of Junior and Theresa Edwards, and the brother of Willie Edwards. He died in a car accident on September 15, 2018, at the age of 35.
Randy Edwards rose to fame following his appearance in the reality series Swamp People. Randy had been around the scene ever since the first episode aired on the 22nd of August 2010. He enjoyed a stellar career and made successful appearances in nine seasons. His family and fans mourned his tragic loss and remembered him for his skills and passion for hunting. Randy was a father of three who often credited his father for teaching him how to hunt and fish. Randy worked alongside his brother Willie in the market of Bayou Sorrel.
On the 15th of September 2018, fans of the Swamp People were delivered the worst possible news- Randy Edwards had lost his life in an accident. The news broke out after the Louisiana police were alerted in a 911 call regarding an accident near Iberville Parish. Upon reaching the scene the police found the wreckage of a car and pronounced Randy dead on the spot.
The police concluded that Randy got into the accident after misjudging a left-hand turn and drove straight to a pole. Randy accompanied by a few other passengers was driving on the LA 75 highway. Passengers were thrown out of the broken car due to the impact and Randy suffered severe injuries. The reality star ultimately succumbed to death. The police later released a toxicology report that suggested that Randy might have been impaired during the time of the crash.
Another untimely death Mitchell Guist, know what happened?
In the history of Swamp People, the death of Mitchell Guist stands out like a sore thumb. He starred on the show with his brother Glenn, hunting alligators in the Louisiana swamps. The reality star was also a victim of an accident. He died on May 14, 2012, at the age of 48, from natural causes. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part, Louisiana.
Mitchell fell victim to the Belle River as he slipped while loading items onto the boat. Initial reports claimed Guist had suffered from a seizure but it was later revealed that the reality star had a heart attack. Guist was pronounced dead of natural causes at the Morgan City Hospital. His death was mourned by his family, friends, and fans of the show. The death was honored on Swamp People by airing a special episode entitled: Voodoo Bayou.