Cole Brings Plenty’s Family Releases Heartbreaking Statement Following His Death

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The 1923 actor and nephew of Yellowstone star Mo Brings Plenty was found dead Friday, April 5.

Cole Brings Plenty was an Indigenous American actor who starred in the 2022 film “Into The Wild Frontier” and portrayed the recurring character of sheepherder Pete Plenty Clouds in the Yellowstone spinoff, “1923.” Additionally, he appeared in the 2024 television series “The Tall Tales of Jim Bridger.”

Following the tragic news of his passing, Cole’s father, Joe Brings Plenty Sr., issued a statement on behalf of himself and the rest of the family.

The statement was shared to Mo Brings Plent’s Instagram account, reading:

“I am deeply saddened to confirm that my son, Cole, has been found and is no longer with us. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for the prayers and positive thoughts you sent for Cole…”

Cole’s father went on to express his gratitude for the support received during the search for his son and acknowledged the love many had for Cole.

He continued, “During this incredibly difficult time, we ask for privacy as we process our grief and figure out how we move forward.”


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Fans expressed their condolences and shared their grief in the post’s comment section.

“Ohhh noooo this hurts my heart. I’m so terribly sorry…Sending prayers of peace to all who knew and loved him.”
“Sending lots of love and healing prayers to you and his family.”
“I’m so sorry this was the outcome, my heart hurts for your family. Prayers.”
“There are no words. I am so sorry, and sending love to the entire family. Thank you for sharing Cole with all of us.”

The 1923 actor’s family had raised the alarm about his disappearance earlier this week.

On March 31, the same day he was last seen, Kansas police issued an affidavit for his arrest relating to a domestic violence incident.

Responding to calls of a woman screaming for help, Lawrence officers identified Cole as the individual involved in the situation.

The Lawrence Kansas Police Department stated that they had “probable cause for his arrest and issued an alert to area agencies.”

According to Native News Online, a warrant issued on April 3, 2024, states that Cole faced charges of aggravated residential burglary, aggravated domestic battery, and criminal restraint.

Less than a week after he went missing, actor Cole Brings Plenty was discovered dead in a rural Kansas wooded area.

In Johnson County, southwest of Kansas City, authorities reported finding an unoccupied vehicle. This discovery prompted a search that led to the discovery of Cole’s body in a wooded area near the vehicle.

Cole’s cause of death remains unknown, and investigations are ongoing.

A statement was issued by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department after Cole’s body was found on Friday.

Courtesy of Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.