What Is Nick McGlashan Cause Of Death? Cancer Concerns Finally Answered
Nick McGlashan, star of a famous crab fishing show- Deadliest Catch, died at the age of 33 in Nashville. According to the sources, the Davidson County Medical Examiner confirmed his death, but the reason behind his death was not disclosed.
Upon his passing, Discovery, the network that ran the Deadliest Catch, released a statement saying-
"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."
On December 27, 2020, Deadliest Catch Star’s sister also took to Twitter and shared the news of her brother’s passing.
Before his passing, several speculations surrounded Nick, stating that he had several health problems and looked sick on various episodes. Conscious of health degradation, Nick even mentioned that he might have cancer.
Was Nick McGlashan's Cause Of Death Cancer?
Although Nick mentioned that he might have cancer, the real cause of his health deterioration was far from cancer. After the reason surfaced out, his show fired him immediately.
Nick was known for his hilarious attitude and sense of humor. He appeared on the series alongside Keith Colburn and Bill Wichrowski, otherwise known as Wild Bill, the captain of the fishing ship, Cape Caution.
During his appearance, Nick timely looked pale and sick. One of the reasons for his lousy looks was his drinking habit. And, it was one of his parts that bothered captain Wild Bill. He even commented on Nicks' habit,
"You can't be a captain if you're drinking to Nick's level."
But, drinking wasn't the issue that came to people’s minds when they realized that Nick was sick. Instead, they thought that Nick had cancer. All credit to Nick as he was the one to implant the cancer thoughts on everyone. He cited that he could have cancer cells.
“I spent a while in the hospital, back in April… They told me that my white blood cell count is supposed to be a five to a seven, mine was in the 60’s. And so I just left the hospital. Like ‘Alright, I’m out.’ Pull my IV’s out and go.”
However, alcohol or cancer wasn't the core issue that troubled Nicks’s health. It was drug addiction. And, the fact only surfaced out after Wild Bill took Nick to a hospital where the doctor ran tests and showed that he was free of cancer and in good health.
Despite the doctor quoting Nick as cancer-free, he looked sick. Just then, the captain found out about Nick's drug addiction and became aware that cancer was just an alibi for him to appear drugged on the vessel. So, having a huge impact on his net worth as Nick got fired from the show. Wild Bill said-
“I’ve given Nick the benefit of the doubt, what, 30 times? But this time was… different.”
Nick's exile from the show was even recorded on camera and aired on TV. Nick, who has not revealed his net worth but was believed to make an annual salary of $50,529, immediately went to Anchorage after getting fired from his job. He bought his drugs and a one-way plane ticket to Florida.
Later, he entered a rehab facility in Washington and underwent therapy for his drug addiction.
Despite having setbacks in his career, his family and girlfriend of years supported him and helped him improve his health.
Family And Girlfriend Support Amidst Addiction
Although his drug addiction may have ruined his TV career, Nick still had a loving family. He was dating Claire Hammond, and the pair even shared a lovely daughter named Lennyn.
He usually shared pictures of his daughter on Instagram.
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Apart from being a loving boyfriend and father, Nick was also close to his parents and often visited them. His father, Bruce Lanford, is a veteran commercial fishing ship captain who currently resides in Florida.