TODD KOCHUTIN starred in the long-running television series Deadliest Catch.
He was the most recent Deadliest Catch member to die, passing away on February 26, 2021, at the age of 30.
Over the nearly two decades since its inception, “Deadliest Catch” has been accompanied by several sad occasions, several of which have been heartbreaking losses of captains and crew members.
Justin Tennison, a deckhand on the Time Bandit, was discovered dead in a hotel room in 2011 from consequences of sleep apnea.
The Patricia Lee is one yacht that has had a few mishaps in recent years.
When Francis Katungin was pinned by an 800-pound crab pot in 2022 (via Outsider), crew members recognized the accident because Todd Kochutin died in 2021 as a “result of injuries sustained while on board F/V Patricia Lee” (via Anchorage Daily News).
Surprisingly, a recent “Deadliest Catch” Reddit discussion has raised new concerns among watchers over what happened to Kochutin.
What Happened to Todd Kochutin from Deadliest Catch?
Fans of Deadliest Catch were surprised to discover about Kochutin's death in April 2022, given that he had died over a year before.
Details of his death remain hazy at this time, but we do know that it occurred after he incurred injuries while aboard the F/V Patricia Lee.
Fans were able to get an idea of what happened to the television personality thanks to footage published by Discovery UK.
According to PEOPLE, in the video, crew members learned that one of their own required medical attention, and Captain Sig Hansen later stated that someone may have been crushed by a crab pot, which can weigh up to 800 pounds.
Hansen described the encounter as a “scary, frightening thought.”
The medic on board stated that the injured party, later identified as Kochutin, was in “a lot of pain.”
Was Todd Kochutin Married?
Kochutin was an avid fisherman who spent his summers and winters gathering crabs and capturing fish.
According to his obituary, the Bering Sea was a “very special place” to him.
He died doing what he loved, although he didn't appear to have any direct family members when he died.
His parents, brother, and sister predeceased him, and there was no mention of a wife or child in his obituary.
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Fans of Deadliest Catch will remember him, as will “his numerous cousins and extended family.”
Who Else Has Died From Deadliest Catch?
Several stars have died since the show's debut in 2005.
Kochutin is one of eight former cast members who have died.
The other celebrities are:
- Phil Harris
- Justin Tennison
- Joe McMahon
- Tony Lara
- Blake Painter
- Mahlon Reyes
- Nick McGlashan
Keith Anderson, Captain Jake Anderson's father, also died.
According to KOMO News, he went missing in January 2010 and his remains were discovered in June 2012, however, his cause of death is unknown at this time.