Foreman Rick Ness announced Tuesday on Twitter that his mom had passed away at the age of 55 after her battle with cancer.
"RIP Mom. 55 years young," he wrote. "She left us peacefully in her house and with my face resting against hers she took her last breath. It hurts. It's not long enough. Cancer is the devil."
RIP Mom. 55 years young. She left us peacefully in her house and with my face resting against hers she took her last breath. It hurts. It's not long enough. Cancer is the devil.— Rick Ness (@GoldrushRick) March 20, 2018
In February, Ness told PopCulture.com exclusively that the outlook for his mom's health wasn't great, but that he was spending as much time with her as possible.
"She's doing good right now," he told PopCulture.com. "She's gone through about as much treatment as she can go through and the cancer's still there, so the outlook is not good, but for right now she's happy."
Ness received the news that his mom's cancer had returned mid-way through this most recent season of the Discovery show, and had to leave his crew to return home for a short time.
Fans of the show were quick to offer the reality personality condolences, and share their own losses to cancer.
So sorry man! Lost mine to cancer as well she was 52. I can relate and it’s painful. Prayers for you and your family moving forward— Craig lochard (@CraigLochard) March 20, 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and all who loved her. May she be at peace now and remain in your hearts, always. ?♀️— Griffin's Daughter (@laineymel) March 20, 2018
Lost my mom 15 years ago 2 pancreatic cancer! Still hurts to this day not seeing her!— Scott Martin (@scottmanjones) March 20, 2018
Lifting you & your family up in prayer. I'm so sorry for your loss.— Steve Snyder (@StephenJSnyder) March 20, 2018
So sorry for ur loss, but she is in good hands until you get to be with her again ??Prayers ??— Connie Swain (Watz) (@swain_swain1) March 20, 2018
Our thoughts go out to Ness and his family during this tough time.
Photo credit: Facebook / Rick Ness