06:20 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/18/2013 02:00PM
A pilot killed this week when his helicopter crashed while attempting to lift logs in an Oregon forest has been identified as a former cast member of the History Channel series Ax Men.
Portland TV station KPTV reports William Bart Colantuono appeared on season three of the show. Producers issued a statement of condolences to the family and friends of the 54-year-old from Indialantic, Fla.
The History Channel described Colantuono's role on the reality show as "a smart pilot who isn’t afraid to take risks. He’s been flying for long time and views helicopter logging as a competitive sport. He competes against himself, against the machine and against the weather. At the end of each day, the amount of logs left up on the landing tells him if he’s won or lost. Bart has a lot riding on is shoulders, and he believes he’s ready for the challenge."
Originally posted 05/14/2012 02:45PM
Mitchell Guist, one of the crocodile-hunting stars of The History Channel series Swamp People, died in Louisiana on Monday.
Authorities confirmed the news to Baton Rouge's WBRZ.com, adding that the incident occurred around 9 a.m. along the Belle River. CPR was attempted but attempts to resuscitate Guist were not successful.
The cause of death has not been reported.
Originally posted 01/07/2011 08:30PM
Who says you can't change history?
The ambitious eight-part miniseries The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, will no longer be shown on the History Channel in the United States this spring.
“While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand," a network rep tells The Hollywood Reporter.
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