Justin Tennison, Time Bandit of the Discovery Channel's hit show Deadliest Catch, was found dead due to "unknown causes" within an Alaskan hotel room. Nearly one year since the tragic death of the Cornelia fishing boat's captain, Phil Harris, officials confirmed the death of thirty three year old Tennison. Initial reports indicate that alcohol and marijuana were found near Tennison's body.
An autopsy of Tennison's body is expected to be performed on Wednesday to determine the exact cause of death. Captain Andy Hillstrand posted details regarding Tennison's passing on Facebook. The post read: "It is with great sadness that the Time Bandit family announces the death of crew member Justin Tennison. Justin was tough as a bull and was an all-around good hand. The captains and crew appreciated his hard work and many contributions this past year. We will miss him terribly and wish his family all the best during this most difficult time."
Initial police investigations indicate that Tennison died while sleeping during the evening on February 21, 2011. He leaves behind two children, a son and a daughter.