‘Wicked Tuna’ mate dies following crash in Maryland

By on December 18, 2018

William Hathaway with his wife Mary and daughter Molly Jean. (Facebook)

William “Willbill” Hathaway, a mate on National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks,” died Saturday following a crash near Salisbury, Md.

The 36-year-old, a crew member aboard “Foolish Pleasures” based in Ocean City, Md., called his wife to tell her he’d been cut-off and was in an accident.

Maryland State Police arrived a short time later to find him unconscious and not breathing.

Hathaway is survived by his wife, Mary, and infant daughter Molly Jean.

The family has launched a fundraising page on Facebook to help with expenses.


  • olin hardy

    So sad, praying for his family!

    Saturday, Dec 22 @ 11:22 am
  • olin hardy

    So Sad!

    Sunday, Dec 23 @ 6:44 pm

    So Very Sorry From OBX Fisherman

    Wednesday, Dec 26 @ 1:54 pm