Shark21_monster_man Legendary Montauk shark hunter Frank Mundus has died at the age of 82. Frequently controversial, always opinionated, Mundus was said to be the inspiration for Captain Quint in the movie “Jaws.” Beginning in the early-60s, Mundus was dubbed “The Monster Man” for his reputation as a big shark hunter. In 1964, Mundus harpooned a 4,500-pound great white and later caught a 3,427-pound great white with rod and reel.

Mundus retired to Hawaii in 1991, but returned to Montauk the past several summers to run fishing charters.