The show Gold Rush first premiered on Discovery channel as Gold Rush: Alaska on December 3, 2010. For the last ten years, fans have been tuning in to watch family-run mining companies run their businesses.
Throughout the years, Gold Rush has had many spin-off series including Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine, which followed Dave Turin, who worked on a previous series when he took his own mining crew to start new operations in the Western United States. The show premiered in March 2019 and often included the familiar face of Jesse Goins.
Goins was a gold miner and gold room operator alongside Turins. Sadly, he was found unconscious on Tuesday night (August 18) on set in Colorado by a crew member. A representative for Discovery confirmed to PEOPLE that he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The rep also told PEOPLE, “We are heartbroken to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
Facebook has been flooded with tributes, including from his brother Larry. He wrote, “Heaven will never be the same!! My brother Jesse went home to be with his Father, Lord and Savior. ￼ He will be missed dearly. Love you brother.”
Heaven will never be the same!! My brother Jesse went home to be with his Father, Lord and Savior. ￼ He will be missed dearly. Love you brother
Nathan Clark, a co-star on Dave Turin’s Lost Mine said, “He was the funniest man in times of need. Jesse kept #TeamTurin going always. The world needs people like Jesse. I know his in heaven running double lines of gold down that table that over flows his cups.”
I'm truly lost for words right now. We lost the man that I trusted with my future and my kid's future. Jesse Goins was…
Larry also said, “Jesse loved his Gold Rush family. I could never find the words to express how grateful to Dave Turin and the guys for the love they showed him. And for sharing and making sure the Lord and the Gospel was a big part of his daily life. He was in such a good place because of this. Love you guys.”
A cause of death is unknown at the time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Goins’ family.