Who passed away from American Pickers?
Back To Back Tragedy:Frank Fritz’s Stepfather Passed Away Days Before ‘American Pickers’ Star’s Stroke. It’s been a tough month for Frank Fritz. The former American Pickers personality’s stepfather, Richard Zirbes, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, only a couple of weeks before Fritz himself suffered a stroke.
Is Frank Fritz no longer on pickers?
The series first aired on the History Channel in 2010 with Fritz and Mike Wolfe as co-stars. Fritz stopped appearing on the show during Season 21. Wolfe confirmed Fritz would no longer be on the show in July of 2021, writing he will “miss Frank.”
Why did they kick Frank off American Pickers?
According to the outlet, Fritz was fired from the hit History Channel show after he took a nearly two-year hiatus to recover from back surgery, which resulted in 185 stitches and two rods in his spine. In August, Wolfe told the outlet that he would be happy to welcome his co-host back to the show.