We have some very sad news to report for viewers of Gold Rush, as fan favorite Grandpa John Schnabel has died. The warm-hearted, always-smiling grandad of Parker Schnabel reportedly passed away in his sleep last night at the age of 96. Keep reading to watch the memorial video posted by Discovery, and read Parker and brother Payson’s loving messages.
Today is a very special day as one of our favorite reality TV stars ever, Gold Rush‘s grandpatriarch John Schnabel, turns 96 years young! The ALWAYS good-natured Grandpa John took the opportunity to answer some fan questions and share some of his wisdom and advice from his more than nine decades.
Christo Doyle, Gold Rush Executive Producer and host of The Dirt, ended months of speculation by taking to Twitter and Periscope to announce the Gold Rush Season 6 premiere dates for the US and the UK! Plus, he revealed a two-minute preview trailer for what looks to be yet another dramatic season chock full of drama, blunders–and, of course, GOLD!
Tonight’s episode of Gold Rush is dedicated to fan favorite 94-year-old grandpatriarch John Schnabel, and in honor of the event, Discovery managed the seemingly impossible and got Grandpa John on Facebook to answer questions from his millions of fans! The result was just as you would expect — informative, heart-warming, and often hilarious.
Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel shares some great news with fans, revealing that his 94-year-old grandpa, and fan favorite gold miner, John Schnabel is cancer free after four years! Keep reading for Parker’s joyful announcement and see a throwback photo of grandpa John as a young man when he was a spitting image of Parker!
If you watched the Gold Rush “Revelations” episode, then you learned a lot more about Parker Schnabel’s temper, John Harness’s unpopularity, and Todd Hoffman’s grand promises for next season; but, you didn’t learn one thing about Dakota Fred Hurt, because he wasn’t on the show. There wasn’t even one oblique allusion to Fred who, at the beginning of Season Two, was in the middle of all the drama. So, what’s up? Find out straight from Fred!