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Gold Rush star James Harness died last week after suffering a stroke the week prior, TMZ reports.

Harness was fired from the Discovery Channel show after appearing throughout the first two seasons for failing to show up to work.

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Harness had reportedly been suffering from an addiction to painkillers he was taking after a severe spinal injury stemming from a car accident.

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