James Harness Dead: Discovery Channel's Gold Rush Star Dies at 57: Report

Celebrity News Jul. 3, 2014 AT 7:10PM
James Harness Discovery's Gold Rush star James Harness has died at the age of 57, TMZ reports Credit: Discovery Channel

Gold Rush's James Harness has died at the age of 57, TMZ reports.

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The Oregon native starred in the Discovery Channel reality series Gold Rush: Alaska from 2011 to 2012. It centered on six miners who searched for gold in various places such Alaska, Klondike, and Guyana, after losing their daytime jobs.

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Harness was the crew mechanic of the group. He later would confirm that the show was partly scripted.

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According to TMZ, Harness had medical issues and suffered back injuries that stemmed from a previous car accident. It's been reported that the star was fired at the time of his exit in season 2.

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