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What happened to Preston Roberts - everything you need to know about the star

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What happened to Preston Roberts? He was a prominent educator, artist, woodsman, environmentalist as well as a craftsman. He is best remembered for being part of a TV reality show known as Mountain Man, History channel, in 2012. He was reported dead on July 24, 2017, at 3:30 pm after complications resulting from an inoperable liver tumor.

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Preston Roberts from Mountain Man will be remembered for the contributions he made in the different areas he was active in. He was Eustace Conway's best friend, also from the show. As a jack of all trades, he had accumulated a considerable amount of wealth in his lifetime. The following is a breakdown of everything you need to know about him.

Preston Roberts profile summary

  • Name: Preston Roberts
  • Date of birth: July 17th in 1957
  • Date of death: July 24, 2017
  • Age at the time of death: 60 years
  • Profession: Former educator, artists and TV personality
  • Marital status: Had been married for 42 years at the time of his death

Preston Roberts biography

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Preston Roberts was a famous TV personality. He had achieved so much in his life that it is impressive. Check out the interesting details about him.

Preston Roberts early life and education

Having been Born in the US back in 1957, he was raised in Brevard California. He also spent his formative years in Pisgah National Forest which is where he made friends. He went to Atlantic Christian College first before attending the Appalachian State University from where he graduated with an Art Education degree.

Preston's career

Being a jack of all trades, many people thought that his life revolved around the woods alone. However, prior to his fame on TV, he was a teacher for over 2 decades. What many do not know is that he was a teacher for 25 years. He had worked at Wilkes County School as an educationist. He was so good at what he was acknowledged 2 times with a Teacher of the Year Award.

Apart from teaching, he also worked as an instructor at a few of the primitive skills gatherings and cultural events spread all over the United States. He treated this as a way of giving back to the society.

Many may have associated him with the traditional Appalachian Mountain people but Preston interacted with a lot of native Americans from whom he acquired massive knowledge. He even became a singer as well as a traditional dancer. At the time of his death, he worked at Turtle Island Preserve, an established he had helped his friend Eustace to come up with. He was a director there. That is not all he did. He would make fishing and hunting knives at his free time.

Preston Robert relationships

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Robert met and married his wife, Kathleen DuPont McGuire in 1975. Preston Roberts wife and her husband shared a great life together. The two loved each other so much. They had 3 sons whom they raised together. By 2015, the couple was celebrating their 40th anniversary.

Another one of Preston's relationships worth noting was his friendships with Eustace Conway. Eustace was his best friend for more than 3 decades. The two best friends met in 1982 and had been friends for 35 years. Both men had great moments in the wild including riding horses together.

Preston Roberts cause of death - What happened to Preston Roberts

How did Preston Roberts die? Preston Roberts died on Monday, July 24, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. His death is attributed to complications related to an inoperable tumor in his liver. The tumor prevented both oxygen and blood flow. He left fans shocked as the news of his death spread.

Preston Roberts net worth

Preston's net worth is somewhere between $900,000 to $2 million. While his exact net worth may not be clearly known, he is said to have accumulated reasonable amounts of wealth from his multi-skills. However, at the time of his demise, the family sought the public's help with his hospital bills and other funeral expenses. Fortunately, people responded positively and the family got $116,625, 21 months later, surpassing the $25,000 goal.

Now that you know what happened to Preston Roberts, you are likely to appreciate and celebrate his life even more. The mountain man lived his life well.

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