Former Gold Rush star Dakota Fred Hurt shared some very sad news with his fans on Facebook today, announcing that his wife Lorrayne Hurt passed away earlier today. Keep reading for his announcement as well as some previous updates he shared on her health earlier this year which included, “We’ve both have had full, and happy, lives…..Let the chips fall where they may.”
It looks as though Discovery Channel’s most popular show has lost one of its most popular cast members as gold miner Dakota Fred Hurt and his crew, including son Dustin Hurt, will reportedly not be back for Season 5 of Gold Rush. But, fans may still be seeing the Dakota Crew on the small screen again soon as they have reportedly hired a different production company to film their summer mining season!
Check out these updates and photos from Dakota Fred’s 2012 season at Porcupine Creek which seem to indicate he may have had a GREAT summer in Alaska! Could it be that he is the miner who hit the motherlode as hinted at in the Gold Rush 3 trailer?