Captain Mark Howard’s Cause of Death Remains Secret

The family of 65-year-old Captain Mark Howard, are still in the dark about the cause of death of the deceased 

The sad news of Below Deck Med’s captain passing away is still a bitter pill for the family of the deceased to swallow as his death came with so much shock. He reportedly died last week in Florida, but his cause of death is still not known.

What happened to Captain Mark Howard?

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Susan Howard, returned home from a trip and found her husband dead according to the Fernandina Beach Police Department. She immediately notified the police who came in to investigate and move the body. The police said that the death was suspicious as they saw “blood droplets on the floor that appeared suspicious in nature” around his body. Police also said that it appeared he had died days before his wife saw him. they saw “blood coming from the area of the right side of his face.”

Who is Captain Mark Howard?

Captain Mark is the spear head who led the cast of the Below Deck spinoff series when the Mediterranean spinoff premiered in 2016. The passionate captain said, “There’s more experience involved here,” Howard said during an interview with Entertainment Tonight in 2016.

He added that, “This is the pinnacle of charter yacht operation, and the best of the best people go to the Med. We had some newbies, but we had a lot of experience as well.

“That really made a big difference in what we were able to do and the service we were able to provide for the charter clients.” Its so sad that he is no more.

Social media reactions to Mark Howard’s Death

Many fans, colleagues and family members were devastated at the news, and expressed their grief on social media some are:

“Our thoughts and sincerest sympathies are with the family and friends of the respected Captain Mark Howard. 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.” Said Bravo in a statement.

Dave Quinn, the author of Not All Diamonds and Rosé​, also wrote: “Sad news, Bravo fans. Captain Mark Howard — BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN’s season 1 captain — died on Thursday. May he RIP. #BelowDeckMed.”

Chief stewardess Hannah Ferrier also posted a touching tribute to the late captain on Friday, calling him a great friend and colleague. “Always the gentleman. You will be missed,” Ferrier wrote.

“Oh no, how incredibly sad,” one social media user wrote. “Really liked him on below deck. Thoughts and love to his family and friends. RIP Captain Mark.”

“Saddened to hear of the loss of Captain Mark Howard. He was so gracious to our group on Season 1 #belowdeckmed, and he became a friend. Saying prayers for his family. 🙏❤️ RIP, Sir,” one Twitter user said.

May the soul of the great star rest in peace.