In 1990, my father, Joe Kelly, died of a massive heart attack while fishing in the Poor Man’s Canyon, off Ocean City, Maryland. He was 49 years old. In 1994, Chris Bowie was pulled overboard and disappeared while wiring a blue marlin off North Carolina, leaving behind a pregnant wife. He was 29. In 2018, 36-year-old William “Willbilly” Hathaway, star of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna, died unexpectedly, leaving behind a wife and young daughter.