One of the featured personalities on a cable reality show has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, mechanic James Harness, who was a part of the first two seasons of Discovery’s “Gold Rush,” is dead at 57.
A cause of death was not released, although Harness was injured in a car accident and had been suffering from severe back pain.
Harness left the Discovery series after the second season, reportedly because of his back pain. The show first aired in 2010 and tracks miners as they search for gold. It will air its fifth season this fall.