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Jesse Goins, ‘Gold Rush’ Star, Dead After Reportedly Dying on Set

by Jacklyn Krol
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Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine star Jesse Goins is dead after reportedly passing away on set.

Jessie Goins Dead at 61

TMZ first reported Jesse Goins dead on Wednesday (August 19). Jesse was reportedly on set in Colorado on Tuesday (August 18). Sources told the outlet that he was cleaning and separating the gold in the “gold room,” when a crew member found him unconscious just outside of the room.

“A medic on-site administered CPR and EMTs then arrived and rushed Jesse to the hospital, but efforts to revive him proved unsuccessful,” the source said. The cause of death has yet to be determined, however, it is speculated that he suffered from a heart attack.

His Brother’s Reaction

Jesse’s brother, Larry Goins, wrote a heartfelt tribute on Facebook.

“Heaven will never be the same,” he wrote. “My brother Jesse went home to be with his Father, Lord and Savior.  He will be missed dearly. Love you brother.”

Fans, family, and friends flooded Larry’s comments with well wishes, prayers, and condolences. His death came as a shock to almost everyone who knew him or watched the show.

All About ‘Gold Rush’

Jesse made his first appearance in the “Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” edition of the hit Discovery television show last year. His job was both a gold miner and gold room operator. Jesse appeared in 15 episodes from the last season. He was also featured in Gold Rush and The Dirt that debuted this year.

Overall, Gold Rush began in 2010 and aired ten seasons on the Discovery Channel. The original show created three spinoff series: “Dave Turin’s Lost Mine,” “Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail,” and “Gold Rush: White Water.”

The upcoming season of the Gold Rush shows that are currently being filmed in Colorado was initially disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Though in most areas miners are considered to be essential workers, film crews are not considered essential.

The premise of the show is the team visits abandoned or family-owned gold mines across the country. The team would discover if the mines were decent enough to put back into business.