Discovery and The Learning Channel Deaths (Curse)
Let me first state that I am a Bible believing Christian so I absolutely do not believe in and/or fear; curses, voodoo, karma, witchcraft, ghosts, paranormal activity, magic, haunted houses, hocus pocus, etc.
With that being emphatically stated, if you have appeared on a television show on The Discovery Channel or The Learning Channel (owned by the same company) you had better watch your six. An uncommon amount of people have died (30 That I know of) from these shows over the past several years. I know it is just a coincidence, but the numbers are staggering.
I have compiled a list of the deceased from these shows over the years. It is just something that I fell compelled to do over this epoch. I do pray for the family and friends of those listed that through these trying times they would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
People Who Have Died Prematurely or Otherwise:
Indian Larry: (Biker Build Off) Died 2004
Tim Roberts: (Wing Nuts) Died 2004
Michael Tata: (American Casino) Died 2005
Gary Woodford: Southern Steel (Milwaukee Iron) Died 2005
Roy Schimdt: (America Hot Rod) Died 2005
Johnny Chop Vasko: (Biker Build Off) Died 2006
Mike Detjen: (Little People Big World) Died 2008
Boyd Coddington: (American Hot Rod) Died 2008
Billy Mays: (Pitchmen) Died 2009
Grandpa Dugger: (19 Kids & Counting) Died 2009
Grandpa Ruark: (19 Kids & Counting) Died 2009
Phil Harris (Deadliest Catch) Died 2010
Justin Tennison: (Deadliest Catch) Died 2011
Sal Picinich: (Cake Boss) Died 2011
John Patrick Bunce (Bering Sea Gold) Died 2012
Tim Samaras: (Storm Chasers) Died 2013
Paul Samaras: (Storm Chasers) Died 2013
Carl Young: (Storm Chasers) Died 2013
Michael Donatelli and two others (Unamed show for Discovery Channel) 2013, "The helicopter crashed at about 3:40 a.m. at the popular filming location of Polsa Rosa Ranch in Acton. Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter identified the other victims as 59-year-old David Gene Gibbs of Valencia, Calif. and 46-year-old Darren Arthur Rydstrom of Whittier, Calif.
The show was listed on a filming permit as an untitled military-theme TV program. The production company and the Discovery Channel offered their condolences to the families of the victims.
Wesley Warren Jr: (TLC Medical Special) Died 2014
James Harness: (Gold Rush) Died 2014
Joe McMahon: (Deadlieast Catch Producer) Died July 2015
Tony Lara: (Deadliest Catch) Died August 2015
Grandpa John Schnabel: (Gold Rush) Died March 2016
Mary Valastro (Cake Boss) Died June 2017
Bob Harte (The Last Alaskans) Died July 2017
Blake Painter: (Deadliest Catch) Died May 2018
"I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."