History Channel to honor 'Swamp People' star
POSTED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:05pm
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — The show that made Mitchell Guist famous plans to honor him.
In the wake of the "Swamp People" star's death earlier this week, the History Channel reality series will pay its respects to the show's late cast member tonight, Thursday, May 17.
A publicist for the History Channel told CNN the show will "have an on-air tribute to Mitchell in this Thursday's episode."
The show centers on the lives of a group of Cajun alligator hunters in Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp, and Guist and his brother Glenn were popular cast mates on the series.
A planned Swamp Fest on Saturday in Lucedale, Mississippi, will feature two other cast members, Troy and Jacob Landry.
Shelton Echols, corporate service manager for Farmers Supply Co., who are organizers of the festival, said there are still discussions as to whether there will be recognition of Guist at the event.
"At this point, we really haven't been able to process it," Echols said. "It's all just happened."