The summer of 2017 has seen the passing of many television stars and notable celebrities. While sad, it has been a reminder to celebrate each and every day we are given.
The most recent television star to pass away has just been announced by the production crew on the History Channel. Fans of the show “Mountain Men” were sad to learn one of the main characters has lost his battle with cancer.
“We are saddened by the loss of Preston Roberts, a beloved member of the HISTORY family. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time,” read the Facebook post.
Preston had been diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on his liver. Ultimately, it was the complications from that tumor that caused his passing. His fellow co-star, Eustace Conway, wrote a touching tribute to his late friend on social media.
“Rest easy Preston James Roberts - Due to complications from an inoperable tumor on his liver, Preston Roberts took his last breath at 3:30 pm on Monday, July 24, 2017 - in the arms of his beloved wife Kathleen, surrounded by family and loved ones. Burial and Memorial services are currently being planned. And will be announced soon. In the wake of this unexpected tragedy, hundreds of bereaved among his Turtle Island family will gather soon to celebrate the legacy of a life lost too soon,” he wrote.
“The loss and sadness we feel is indescribable. Currently, Girls Camp is in session at Turtle Island, so please be sensitive to that fact while we all work through this painful transition. If you're looking for a way to support his grieving family, please look for the crowd-funding page that is being set up soon to help pay for medical expenses, memorial services and the roof Preston was in the middle of repairing on his family home. This is the last photo we took of Preston only 3 weeks ago as he was teaching at Boys Camp. We love you always brother,” concluded Eustace.
Please send your thoughts and prayers to Preston’s family. It is hard knowing they are mourning his loss, but there is joy to be found in knowing he died surrounded by family and friends, while in the loving arms of his wife. Also, to read another story about a breaking news death of a Disney icon, check it out here.