RIP – Grizzly Adams Star Dan Haggerty Dies Of Cancer

Not sure what the hell is going on here with so many celebs lately dying of cancer, but we have just lost another great one.

Dan Haggerty that played the main role of Grizzly Adams in the in the 1977 hit TV show ‘The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams’ has passed away after finding out he had cancer during a back surgery for chronic back pain. The Dr’s found the cancer and told Dan that he did not have much time to live.

Haggerty underwent treatment to try and fight the cancer to no avail and he was surround by friends and family when he passed at 74 years old.

Dan was very good friends with Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof and he was quoted: “Grizzly Adams was my friend for 20 years, the Bunny’s loved him, he loved to drink with the Bunny’s and told amazing jokes.” Dennis goes on: “There was times when we would just sit around and talk for hours, he was like family to me.”

We will miss you Dan, you where the man!

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