‘Deadliest Catch’ gives moving tribute to the late Nick McGlashan

It was an emotional episode of Deadliest Catch Tuesday, because cameras were rolling as the cast learned about the death of Nick McGlashan, just 36 hours before the start of a new fishing season. The 33-year-old fisherman died on December 27th in Tennessee of a drug overdose. The show opened with McGlashan’s captain and friend, “Wild” Bill Wichrowski, receiving the news via telephone.

With plans for a memorial service still up in the air at the time, Wichrowski organized a tribute to his late friend on the water. And he was very touched to see that every boat from the show was there to pay their respects.

The beautiful tribute, which also included Nick’s family in attendance, saw one last tossing of McGlashan’s hook into the water, and the firing off of expired flares so, as Bill put it, “Nick can see us.”