Gold Rush Star Dakota Fred Hurt Succumbs to Cancer

  • Gold Rush star Dakota Fred Hurt passed away on July 11, 2023, after a battle with cancer.
  • His family announced his death on Facebook, describing him as a courageous fighter.
  • Dakota Fred Hurt was a beloved figure who touched many lives and had a significant fan following.
  • He had a net worth of $6 million and gained fame through his work as an American gold miner and reality TV star.
  • Hurt began his career as a commercial diver and later started his own construction business.
  • After more than two decades in construction, he switched to mining and eventually found success in Alaska.
  • Hurt appeared in 61 episodes of the TV show Gold Rush, where he mined gold in various locations.
  • Discovery Channel, which airs Gold Rush, paid tribute to Hurt on social media, expressing sadness and condolences.
  • Hurt earned the nickname “Dakota Fred” due to his roots and mined over $750,000 in gold from Porcupine Creek in Alaska.
  • He also appeared in spin-off shows like South America, The Legend of Porcupine Creek, and White Water alongside his son Dustin Hurt.
  • Earlier in 2023, Hurt revealed his diagnosis of stage four brain cancer.
  • His family has asked for donations to be made to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation in his honor, highlighting his passion for teaching valuable skills to others.

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