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Donaldsonville, Louisiana native Coy Gomez, 68, died on Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Gomez was a cast member of the CMT reality series, Swamp Pawn. The most recent season of the series explained Gomez’s illness in detail. The new season of the show is set to air this fall. 

Gomez has loved the swamps of Louisiana since he was a little boy. He has been a hunter and fisherman since he was a young child.

He was survived by his son, fellow cast member Brian “Shorty” Gomez, daughter Christy Duke Gomez, and son Dwayne Gomez – as well as two brothers and several grandchildren.

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