It's a sad day for fans of the hit show "Curse of Oak Island" on the History Channel. Dan Blankenship has reportedly just passed away.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Daniel Blankenship. A true Oak Island legend, Dan was a respected and admired man. His perseverance, ingenuity, and passion inspired all. Safe Journey, Dan. We will all miss you, and your legacy will be a part of us, always," according to social media.
Dan was 95-years-old at the time of his death. Please join us in praying for his family and friends at this time.
“We are saddened by the loss of Dan Blankenship. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time,” A&E Networks told Fox News in a statement Monday. A cause of death was unclear.
Dan was one of the world's leading experts on lost or stolen treasure. His life was spent on many quests to find the fortunes of myths and stories. In his later years, Dan became obsessed with the treasure that was said to be buried on Oak Island.
Dan even went so far as to move to Canada so he could seek the treasure full time. The island is located off the coast of Nova Scotia. He moved there in 1970. Years later, the popularity of the treasure spurred a television show to be made about the men seeking to find it.
"It wasn’t until 2014 that Blankenship and the History Channel began production on its reality TV show 'The Curse of Oak Island,' a series that follows brothers Rick and Marty Lagina on their quest to find the treasure and crack the mystery surrounding Oak Island. The series also features Blakenship’s son David and Marty Lagina’s former college roommate Craig Tester – an expert in drilling and earth-scanning," wrote Fox.
Dan will be greatly missed. His work and memory will live on in the hearts of all who seek treasure.
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