Nick McGlashan Biography – Nick McGlashan Wiki
Nick McGlashan was a cast member of the popular Discovery series Deadliest Catch. He worked on the Summer Bay ship and appeared in 78 episodes of the show, which follows fishing vessels in the dangerous waters of the Bering Sea, from 2013 to 2020.
McGlashan was a 7th generation fisherman who was raised on the island of Akutan, Alaska. He was named after his great uncle Nick McGlashan, who worked on the first boat rumored to have pioneered the U.S. crab industry, the F/V Deep Sea, built in 1947. Two of Nick’s aunts were also crabbers; one was lost at sea when the boat sank in 1986. Nick started crabbing on the Bering Sea at age 13 on the F/V Westling, the first boat of Nick’s father Bruce, who is a longtime friend of Wild Bill’s. Nick started working for Wild Bill in 2011 on the Kodiak and quickly earned Bill’s respect. He headed the crew when Bill ran the Cape Caution and when he eventually bought the Summer Bay, according to his bio on Discovery Go.
“Nick is known for his witty quips, working through the pain, and not stopping the job until its done,” his bio reads. “He has also kept the boat running through all kinds of mechanical issues, manufacturing quick fixes on the fly. Nick has a wealth of fishing experience and, according to Captain Bill, is the epitome of a true crabber. Unfortunately, that has included an addiction to alcohol and drugs in the past, which got kicked him off the boat in Season 13 for a spell and landed him in rehab. Though he’s had his ups and downs, Nick has battled endlessly to stay sober and embrace a new sober lifestyle and is now so committed to his recovery that he inspires others in their own.”
Nick McGlashan Age
Nick McGlashan died on December 27, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. He was 33 years old.
Nick McGlashan Death
Nick McGlashan passed away at the age of 33. His sister Lydia was first to report the passing of his brother Nick McGlashan. Lydia tweeted: “My brother nick passed away. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. Please hold your loved ones tight.” She also posted a photo of the two of them on Instagram. She captioned the photo: “I’m sobbing. Please hug your brothers close. I love nick so much.”
A spokesperson for Forensic Medical Management in Nashville, Tennessee, confirmed Nick McGlashan’s death to NBC News but could not comment further due to a pending investigation.
Discovery released the following statement to CNN: “Our deepest sympathy goes out to Nick’s loved ones during this difficult time. Nick came from a long line of crabbers and was known for his great depth of knowledge. He also had a sharp sense of humor even in the most difficult conditions. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.”
McGlashan’s death comes only five months after the death of another “Deadliest Catch” cast member, Mahlon Reyes. Reyes died of a heart attack on July 27, 2020, at the age of 38, in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana. Following Reyes’ death, McGlashan shared a photo of them together. He wrote: “This place misses you. RIP Mahlon.” The show has also had at least six other cast members die over the course of its 16-season run, according to People.
Nick McGlashan Cause of Death
Nick McGlashan’s cause of death is unknown. His official cause of death is pending investigation by the Nashville Forensic Medical Management.
Nick McGlashan Drugs
Nick McGlashan had an addiction to alcohol and drugs in the past. This addiction to alcohol and drugs got him kicked off the boat in Season 13 for a spell and landed him in rehab, according to his bio on Discovery Go. McGlashan had his struggle with substance abuse captured on cameras and in May he opened up about it in a Chosen Magazine article titled “The Deadliest Disease.” He wrote that he had been abusing alcohol, heroin and methamphetamine, overdosing three times before he went into treatment in September 2016 and got sober.
Nick McGlashan Net Worth
Nick McGlashan’s net worth was estimated to be $1 million.
Deadliest Catch Nick McGlashan Illness
Deadliest Catch’s Nick McGlashan struggled with an addiction to alcohol, heroin, and methamphetamine. He opened up about his struggle with addiction in an article written for Chosen Magazine titled “The Deadliest Disease.”