Todd Kochutin of Deadliest Catch died in 2021. He was one of the new recruits in the show. Learn about his cause of death, his age, family, and his girlfriend from here on.
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Deadliest Catch: What Happened To Todd Kochutin?
Deadliest Catch’s Todd Kochutin died on 26 February 2021 “as a result of injuries sustained while on board F/V Patricia Lee.” On 26 February 2021, his friend Landon Cheney gave a little insight into Todd’s accident.
He posted on his Facebook, “Just got some pretty bad news. My friend Todd who I fished with on the Summer Bay last winter just died today while fishing crab. This is a picture of me, him, and Nick took when Todd stopped by the boat in the fall. Rest Easy my brother”.
Landon is the first one to break the news to Captain Bill Wichrowski that Todd died.
One other cast of Deadliest Catch, Mahlon Reyes, had an accident in 2020 and hurt his knee. So, Todd was recruited to replace him in the show. He reportedly did only two trips just to finish the season.
His crew members were affected by the death of the new recruit. Karl Edmund Rasmussen wrote, “Rip Todd, u were always a pleasure to talk to prayers to your family u will be missed by many tragedies today on the Bering sea, probably the nicest fisherman I’ve met”.
About what happened, a few people shared that he was crushed on deck by a pot on his head.
One viewer on YouTube commented, “They were stacking in rough seas when his accident happened. In fact, Captain of the Patty Lee had actually called “Last Pot” and was preparing to bring everyone in to hunker down in rough seas, so the timing couldn’t have been worse…literally moving the last, or 2nd last pot of the string. BTW, the Coast Guard would not be told to stand down, they still respond regardless, they probably relayed that time was no longer a factor. Maybe if the seas were too rough to even safely lower a basket, they may have gone back to base to await a better break in the weather. That would suck for the crew tho…just imagine what they were going thru…wow.”
A crab pot can weigh anywhere from 600 to 800 pounds.
Todd Kochutin Age At The Time Of His Death
Born on 15 August 1990, Todd Kochutin was 30 years old at the time of his death.
Todd Kochutin Family
Todd Kochutin was reportedly born to his parents Robert Olsen and Deanna Kochutin. According to the online data, his father went missing in July 2012 from Anchorage, Alaska. He was 52 years old at the time. He is of American Indian/Alaska native and was in contact for the last time on 1 July 2012.
According to Todd’s obituary, he “was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Deanna; brother, Dwayne; and sister, Ayla.”
His uncle is Audrey Neon Olsen (@AndreyNeonOlsen) who formerly worked as Information Technology Technician (IT Technician) at U.S. Navy.
Todd lost his sister Ayla Kochutin at the age of 14. She died on 18 May 2006 in Galveston, Texas. According to her obituary, she was survived by her father “Steven Kochutin (@steven.kochutin); and three brothers, Richard Kochutin (@Eirael), David Kochutin (@Balinor420), and Todd Kochutin.”
Todd’s brother Rick attended Wasilla High School and studied Computer Systems Tech at MTI College of Business & Technology. He also worked Server Build Technician at SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. As for David, he is working as Freshcap2 at Walmart in Galveston, Texas.
He had joined Walmart as Temp Deli department manager. David completed his high school at Dickinson High School in 2003.
Did Todd Kochutin Have A Girlfriend?
Todd Kochutin never shared anything about his personal life on TV. Furthermore, he got only a limited screen time because of his early death which saddened the cast and crew and viewers who wanted to learn more about him. So, his relationship status forever remains a mystery.
Todd Kochutin Net Worth
Everyone loved and admired one thing about Todd Kochutin and that was his passion for fishing.
According to his obituary, “He devoted most of summers and winters to fishing for king crab, opilio, Pacific cod and pollock in the Bering Sea. The Bering Sea was a very special place near and dear to his heart. His pleasant personality was contagious to everyone he met. Todd entertained everyone with his sense of humor. He loved listening to music and playing guitar, and enjoyed playing video games.”
Todd loved fishing and he shared that his followers could see it in his social media posts. His sense of humor was something that really stuck out about him, which is certainly a requirement for a tough job like crab fishing.
Per his Facebook. he had worked at Trident Seafoods from 2010 to 2011. He also worked as a deckhand at F/V Voyager and F/V Western Mariner. He had completed high school at Dickinson High School.
Discovery UK uploaded a video on YouTube. In the video, the cast knows about the accident with a serious injury. Captain Bill Wichrowski of the Summer Bay says, “I hope it’s not Todd”.
Nick McGlashan (who died of a drug overdose in December 2020) tells Todd that he’ll be replacing a guy who “wore pretty big boots” in the winter of 2020. Todd adds, “I’ve been doing this for a long time,” with the assurance of someone who has been doing it for a long time “Well I’m gonna do my best. That’s what I’m here to do.”
Where Was Todd Kochutin From?
Todd Kochutin was born in Anchorage, Alaska.
Was Todd Kochutin On Instagram?
Todd Kochutin doesn’t seem to have Instagram. Instead, he had a Facebook account (@toddzter).