Frank Mundus will never put on a lifejacket again

Shark fisherman Frank Mundus, who said that his exploits inspired Peter Benchley’s Quint character, died of a heart attack last week in Honolulu.

Benchley called Quint a “composite” character, but Mundus maintained that it was his long career in shark hunting, particularly his 1964 capture of a 2-ton great white, that was the basis for Quint, .

While Mundus didn’t exit this world the way Quint did, Robert Shaw predicted Mundus’ “demise” when Jaws the movie was released in 1975:

“Back home we got a taxidermy man – he’s gonna have a heart attack when he sees what I brung him!”

Mundus was 82.

See also: Shark hunting maverick and ‘Jaws’ inspiration dies

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