'Deadliest Catch' star Sig Hansen hospitalized "Deadliest Catch's" Captain Sig Hansen has been hospitalized, a rep for Discovery confirmed to FOX411. In a deleted post, his daughter shared a photo of her dad in the hospital. She wrote alongside the photo he had suffered a heart attack. "Capt survived the 'widowmaker'!! Beating a heart attack ain't easy. Welcome back boss," Mandy Marie Hansen wrote on Instagram. In a statement, Discovery said Hansen experienced chest pain during a taping of the show. "While Sig was determined to keep going, the crew acted swiftly and insisted that they dock to get him help. He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility. He is with his family and in good spirits," the statement read. Last year, "Deadliest Catch" star Tony Lara died of a heart attack while attending a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D. The hit Discovery show premiered in 2005 and returns for season 12 in March.