‘Storage Wars’ star Gunter Nezhoda dies aged 67 after losing battle with cancer just months after diagnosis
- Gunter Nezhoda died in sleep in Salt Lake City from lung cancer complications
The ‘Storage Wars’ star Gunter Nezhoda has died aged 67 after losing his battle with cancer, just six months after his diagnosis.
Nezhoda died in his sleep in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night as a result of complications from lung cancer, his son and fellow ‘Storage Wars’ star Rene Nezhoda told TMZ.
Rene said Nezhoda was diagnosed with lung cancer in September after smoking for 30 years – but the chemotherapy treatment left holes on his lungs.
Nezhoda flew to Utah for an emergency surgery to treat his lungs, but medics said there was nothing more they could do for him, Rene said.
In a video, Rene said: ‘I’m telling you guys this because I know that you guys connected with my dad.
The ‘Storage Wars’ star Gunter Nezhoda (pictured right with his son Rene on Storage Wars) has died aged 67 after losing his battle with cancer , just six months after his diagnosis
‘My dad was one of the guys on Storage Wars that never really got any hate, people just loved him and being around him, including the crew.
‘Everybody loved working with my dad, so I appreciate the support.
‘A lot of people have been asking how my dad is doing and I just haven’t really talked about anything because we kept it private and we thought he was going to fully recover but unfortunately he didn’t.
‘He was 67 years old and all the love that you guys have shown him and support he really appreciated that.
‘And so hopefully he’s up there in heaven with my mom, dancing again with no more pain.’
Rene said Nezhoda’s son, Ricky, was with him when he passed away on Tuesday.
Gunter, who was born in Vienna and then lived in Frankfurt, Germany for ten years before moving to Las Vegas in 1990, starred in seven episodes of ‘Storage Wars’ from 2015-2019.
He was also a movie star and worked on Bass with the musicians Pat Travers, Leslie West, Michael Schenker, George Lynch, and Kevin Dubrow.
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