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Dakota Fred Hurt, ‘Gold Rush: White Water’ Star Passes Away at 80

Dakota Fred Hurt best known for being a part of popular Discovery reality shows has died. The Gold Rush: White Water star passed away at the age of 80. His family recently announced the news of his demise.

On Tuesday, the late reality TV star’s family confirmed the news of his passing by issuing a statement on the social media platform Facebook. Read on to find out the cause behind the death of Dakota Fred Hurt.

What was the cause behind the death of Dakota Fred Hurt?

Discovery TV star Dakota Fred Hurt has left for the heavenly abode. At the time of his passing, he was 80 years old. His family members shared the sad news of his demise in a statement posted on his Facebook page. He died following a battle with brain cancer.

The statement read, “‘Dakota’ Fred Hurt passed away this morning surrounded by family. He fought courageously in his battle against cancer. Fred touched many lives and was loved and supported by many.”

His family members went on to say, “If you feel inclined to donate on Fred’s behalf, please consider donating to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation in Fred’s honor. Having worked in skilled labor for the majority of his career, Fred was passionate about teaching others these valuable skills.”

Soon after, a heartfelt tribute was also posted on the show Gold Rush’s official Instagram page that read, “The Gold Rush family is deeply saddened to learn of Fred Hurt’s passing. His joy for life and adventure was contagious. We share our heartfelt condolences with his family, friends, and all who loved him.”

When did Dakota Fred Hurt reveal the news of his cancer diagnosis?

Dakota first disclosed the news of his cancer diagnosis earlier this year in March via a press release. At that point, it was revealed that he had entered the world of film production as co-owner of Thrill of the Hunt Entertainment LLC and had some plans to work on a few movie projects along with his gold mining work.

Despite the tragic news, Fred Hurt remained in good spirits. The press release also consisted of a statement from Hurt: “I’ve lived a full 80 years of an interesting life. If I emerge from this dark diagnosis, I’ll have another adventure to share with you folks.”

Who was Dakota Fred Hurt?

Dakota Fred Hurt was a renowned TV personality who starred in shows that revolved around gold prospecting. He kicked off his career as a gold prospector in North Dakota. He shot to fame after appearing on the reality show Gold Rush. He was a part of the first four seasons of the show.

He also appeared in shows like Gold Rush: South America and Gold Rush: The Legend of Porcupine Creek. Along with his son Dustin, Dakota also featured in a spin-off show called Gold Rush: White Water in the year 2018.

We send our sincere condolences to the friends and family members of Dakota Fred Hurt during this unfortunate time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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