He spends 50 years of his life looking for treasures and investigating mysteries on the well-known island.
He had many people that were fans of him and the History show. He was frequently seen giving advice to the brothers Marty and Rick Lagina. According to Viebly.com the siblings are still looking for the treasure on the Oak Island.
Many people have already paid tribute to this legend by saying kind words on social media
Some of them are:
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1. I lost a hero today. Rest in peace, Dan Blankenship. You have found the treasure. #OakIsland #DanBlankenship
2. Michael East @MichaelEast83
RIP Dan Blankenship
The heart of #TheCurseofOakIsland
An example of determination, perseverance and man’s relentless quest of knowledge.#OakIsland
3. Rebecca Verdon @rebeccaverdon
— Rebecca Verdon (@rebeccaverdon) March 18, 2019
This is such sad news. Dan Blankenship was a true model of perseverance, to always seek the truth and pursue your dreams, no matter how crazy they may seem.
Dan Blankenship passed away from natural causes on March 17. His death was confirmed by Oak Island Tours Inc.
History also released a statement: “We are saddened by the loss of Dan Blankenship. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”
He has been on Oak Island since the 60s which was when him, Robert Tobias, Robert Dunifield and Fred Nolan created a syndicate together.
He was a regular on the popular show The Curse of Oak Island, One item he found played a big role in the current season, and he also did important work in the Money Pit area. He turned 95 in May of last year.
The TV show air every Tuesday at 9/8c on the History channel.