Dakota Fred Hurt Died at 80 Because of Cancer

Dakota Fred Heartbreaking News

Dakota Fred Hurt Died at 80 Because of Cancer.

Dakota Fred Hurt, famous American Gold miner, and star of the reality television series Gold Rush and Gold Rush White Water on Discovery passed away on July 11, 2023. It’s with heavy hearts that we share the passing of beloved Gold Rush star, Dakota Fred Hurt, at the age of 80. The veteran prospector fought a brave battle against stage 4 brain cancer, leaving behind a legacy of adventure and passion for his work.

In a heartfelt message posted on his Facebook page, his family announced, “Fred passed away this morning surrounded by family. He touched many lives and was loved and supported by many.” His career soared after appearing in Gold Rush’s debut season, and he continued to inspire others with his skilled labor and teaching valuable skills.

Fred Hurt
Fred Hurt

The Gold Rush family paid tribute to Dakota Fred, remembering his infectious joy for life and adventure. He’ll be deeply missed by friends, colleagues, and fans alike.

In March, he revealed his cancer diagnosis and plans to work on film projects while continuing his gold mining work. Despite the challenging news, he remained positive, stating, “If I emerge from this dark diagnosis, I’ll have another adventure to share with you folks.”

Dakota Fred Hurt and Parker Schnabel
Fred Hurt and Parker Schnabel

Dakota Fred Hurt’s journey on TV was legendary, featuring in multiple spinoffs and even landing his own show, Gold Rush: White Water, alongside his son Dustin. The show’s season finale aired in June, marking the end of an era. In honor of Fred’s memory, his family encourages donations to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, supporting his passion for teaching and skilled labor. Let’s remember Dakota Fred as a true adventurer, leaving a lasting impact on the gold mining world and in our hearts.

Rest in peace, Dakota. Gold Rush fans and the mining world will always remember you and your legacy.

Tammy Slaton confirmed that Willingham had died at age 40!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *