Captain Mark Howard, who is famous for starring as the captain in Below Deck: Mediterranean, has died at the age of 65. The cause of his death is currently unknown.
The news was confirmed in a statement by Bravo: “Our thoughts and sincerest sympathies are with the family and friends of the respected Captain Mark Howard.Read More/Below Deck secrets: The reality series that went from hard sell to selling charters
“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.”
His Below Deck co-stars have also paid tribute to the well-liked captain on social media.
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.”
Tiffany Jones said: “RIP Captain Mark Howard. You were a joy to be around.”
During Below Deck: Mediterranean Captain Howard took the helm of 45.73 metre Christensen Ionian Princess. He had more than 30 years’ experience as a superyacht captain and had captained both private and charter yachts in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South Pacific.