- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) - A member of a ‘Deadliest Catch’ has been found dead in an Alaska hotel room.

Police say 33-year-old Justin Tennison was found Tuesday afternoon in a hotel room in Homer. Tennison was a member of the Time Bandit, one of the fishing vessels on the popular Discovery Channel series.

Lt. Randy Rosencrans says Tennison died of unknown causes and an autopsy will be conducted by the state medical examiner’s office Wednesday afternoon.

Discovery spokesman Josh Weinberg released a statement saying the channel sends its sympathies to his family and fellow crew members.

TMZ previously reported the death.