Published On: Sun, Jul 26th, 2015

Joe McMahon, former ‘Deadliest Catch’ producer, shot and killed at age 25

Joe McMahon, a former associate producer on Discovery Channel’s series Deadliest Catch, was shot and killed in front of his house early Friday morning in Pasadena, CA. He was only 25.

“We are heartsick about this tragedy — our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him,” Discovery said in a statement this morning.

“The entire Original Productions family is heartbroken with this news,” said Philip D. Segal, CEO and EP at Original Productions. “Our thoughts and prayers are for the McMahon family.”

Deputies responded to a call and found McMahon with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. Family members told the TV local station that McMahon heard a noise outside and had gone to investigate.

McMahon was an associate producer of nine episodes of Deadliest Catch in 2013, when it was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, a category it won in 2011.

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