Wake held in Gonzales for ‘Swamp People’ star

Wake held in Gonzales for ‘Swamp People’ star

POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 4:34pm

A wake is being held in Gonzales for the star of a television series who died earlier this week.

Mitchell Guist, 47, died Monday. The Assumption Parish Sheriff says Guist was building a boat when he had a seizure and fell in the water.

His body is being viewed today from until 9:00 p.m. at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales. Guist was a star on the popular series "Swamp People" on the History Channel.

A preliminary autopsy shows that he died of natural causes.

NBC33’s Jason Newton is at the viewing and will have a full report on NBC33 News at 10:00 p.m.

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