Justin Tennison, one of the stars of reality TV fishing drama Deadliest Catch has been found dead, a year after castmate Captain Phil Harris passed away.

Police discovered the body of engineer/deckhand Tennison in a hotel room in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday; and TMZ.com reports that drugs and alcohol were found in the room.

He was 33.

An autopsy is due to be performed on Wednesday afternoon.

Tennison's death is the second to hit the popular Discovery Channel reality show, about the fishing industry in the dangerous waters off Alaska.

Deep-sea fisherman Captain Harris died after suffering a stroke in February, 2010.