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R.I.P Frank Mundus at Swim At Your Own Risk

R.I.P Frank Mundus

Frank Mundus, the legendary Montauk shark fisherman who was the inspiration for the character of Captain Quint from the movie JAWS, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, Sept. 6. He was 82.

His wife, Jeanette Mundus, 46, told reporters that her husband died in The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu from complications after a heart attack that occurred Sept. 6 just after he arrived at Kona Airport.

After collapsing in the terminal, he was rushed to the hospital, where he later had another heart attack, she said.

The two had retired in 1991 to Hawaii, where they tended a 20-acre farm that had a orange grove and was populated with animals including sheep, two dogs and a pet pig.

Mundus’ favorite hobbies included aggravating people, growing fruit trees and vegetables, and cooking.

R.I.P Frank!


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2 Responses to “R.I.P Frank Mundus”

  1. 1Vrindavan

    46 vs 82

    big age difference

  2. 2Sully

    Mundus was an amazing man. He repented for the unjustified killing of sharks in his youth. A little late, but at least he saw the light…


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