Below Deck: the Mediterranean’s Captain Mark Howard died at 65.
Mark’s wife, Susan, says in a police report obtained by TMZ that she was away at a dog show from October 22-27. Upon her return, she discovered Mark dead upstairs.
The report says it covered Mark in boxes that had fallen, and his body was lying up against a shelf.
The police said there were also blood droplets on the floor and blood on his face – though it was unclear if he had been injured.
It’s unclear whether or not the case has been deemed an accident/medical episode after the responding officer called investigators to the scene.
The spinoff of the hugely popular reality series Below Deck: the Mediterranean premiered in 2016.
The first season of the Ionian Princess yacht was inaugurated with Howard as its captain.
A spinoff of the hugely popular reality show, Above Deck: the Mediterranean, debuted in 2016 (Howard is pictured above, center, with the crew).
The site does not make clear whether the incident was ruled an accident or a medical episode.
Howard’s Bravo biography says that he grew up on a lake in Michigan and worked as a yacht captain for almost 30 years.
As seen on the show, he had taken luxurious cruises in the South Pacific, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean.
Mark Howard’s biography
Based in Detroit, Michigan, Captain Mark Howard has sailed the South Pacific, Mediterranean, and Caribbean on both private and charter boats for almost 30 years. Mark enjoys helicopter flying as a hobby and has his pilot’s license. The crew always finds Mark approachable and helpful, yet he demands professionalism and is personally involved in every aspect of yachting. A yachtie should always be honest, hardworking, and respectful of senior crew members, and never forget the golden rule of yachting: “The guest is always right.