Frank Fritz of ‘American Pickers” Hits with Loss Days before Stroke

Seems like things aren’t going the right way for American Pickers star Frank Fritz. Mike Wolfe, his former co-host on American Pickers, confirmed that Fritz had suffered a recent medical crisis. Instagram. The 58-year-old also requested fans to pray for Frank’s well-being.

American Pickers’ Frank Fritz Snubbed from Stepfather’s Will

However, this wasn’t the only crisis the reality show host had to deal with. As confirmed by The Sun, Frank’s stepfather passed away just days before he was hospitalized due to a heart stroke. On July 5, 2022, he lost Richard Zirbes his stepfather. His stepfather also left him out of his will, adding to his woes as shown by probate court documents.

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As per Richard’s Last Will and Testament, created on March 22, 2021, his ‘friend’Diann Bankson was called the executor. However, Diann was much more than Richard’s friend. She was Frank’s ex-fiancee, and they had an on-and-off relationship for decades.

According to court papers “I give all my tangible personal property and household effects not otherwise effectively disposed of, such as jewelry, clothing, automobiles, furniture, furnishings, gold and silver, books and pictures, including policies of insurance to Diann Bankson.”

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In case Diann didn’t survive him, her daughter would be the will’s executor. In the will, he also explained that his biological child had died before him. Therefore, he did not have any surviving descendants.

Richard Zirbes leaves his daughter from The Will

He does have a daughter, however, he didn’t leave his property in her name either. Richard explained that she was too distant and had been avoiding him for far too many years. He explained that he had made the will. “Since she has had little or no contact with me in recent years, and lives in California, and does not visit me, it is my expressed intention, desire, and direction that neither [my daughter] nor any of her descendants shall be entitled to any part whatsoever of my estate or any proceeds and/or assets of my estate.”

He said goodbye., “I sincerely wish them a happy life, I just wish they had taken the time to remain in contact with me.”

Frank’s Ex-Fiancee Diann Is The Will’s Executor

Diann is free to sell or invest any of his personal or financial property. She has already filed the papers to accept the position as the will’s executor. Despite the fact that Richard got married to Frank’s mother, Susan, in 1974, he didn’t mention Frank in his will. In 2013, Susan passed away while still married to Frank’s stepfather. At the time of her death, she was 67 years old.

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The former host’s biological father, Bill, is alive and well, currently residing in Texas. Frank and Diann were in an ongoing relationship for many years. Both were accused of infidelity.

Did you like Frank’s stint on American Pickers as a host? Would you like him to return? Let’s find out what you think about the events that took place in his life. We’d love to hear your opinions in the comments.



Frank Fritz of 'American Pickers" Hits with Loss Days before Stroke
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