Vale: Mark Howard

Reality TV personality, best known for Below Deck Mediterranean, has died.

Reality TV personality Mark Howard, the captain on Season 1 of Below Deck Mediterranean, has died aged 65.

His wife Susan discovered him upstairs in their Florida home last week after returning from a dog show. It’s currently unclear whether or not an investigation is ongoing.

“Our thoughts and sincerest sympathies are with the family and friends of the respected Captain Mark Howard,” Bravo said in a statement. “As the captain of the first season of Below Deck Med, he will always be remembered for his many contributions and mentorship and will forever remain part of the Bravo family.”

Co-star Tiffany Jones said, “RIP Captain Mark Howard. You were a joy to be around.”

Below Deck Mediterranean‘s former chief stewardess Hannah Ferrier said, “Rest In Peace my friend. You were a great captain, friend and colleague. Always the gentleman. You will be missed.

Howard was replaced in Season 2 of the show by Captain Sandy Yawn.

Source: Deadline

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