Nick Mavar Start Of Deadliest Catch Show Dies

( Nick Mavar, the legendary deckhand of the historic fishing reality show, “Deadliest Catch,” died at the age of 59 in Alaska.

Mavar’s wife, Julie Mavar, confirmed the news of the death, while his nephew, Jake Anderson, revealed that Mavar stumbled from a ladder after suffering from a heart attack and was taken to the hospital where he did not survive.

Mavar took part in 98 episodes of Deadliest Catch until 2020, when his appendix was ruptured which forced him to retire from the show that often required participants to push their limits to dangerous extent. As a deckhand on the show, Mavar also faced injuries back in 2011 when a large hook smashed his face and broke his nose when their ship was passing through an extreme storm.

Anderson noted that his uncle was well-known in the fishing community due to his ability to defeat tough circumstances, which is evident in his recovery from cancer and another heart attack.

Mavar drew his inspiration from his father, who was also a fisherman and pursued a career in this field even with a mechanical engineering degree in his hand. The nephew also mentioned that Mavar was unable to afford fishing gadgets and permits at the beginning of his career in the early 1990s.

His determination towards starting a career in fishing was evident in the adversaries that he overcame throughout his life, Anderson added. He further stated that Mavar used to sleep in trash bags to keep himself dry in flooded boats. Even if someone were to give Mavar a bicycle, Anderson continued, he would convert it into a boat.

He started his professional career after buying a boat from his retired father. Later, he started running a fishery and was hired by the boat owner of Deadliest Catch, Sig Hansen, which paved his way toward the show that became the reason for his popularity.

Hansen was also moved by Mavar’s death and acknowledged his efforts working on his boat for over 25 years.

Copyright 2024,