The irony here is heartbreaking. ‘Ice Road Truckers’ star Darrell Ward was on his way to film a documentary about recovering plane wrecks when his plane crashed and killed the 52-year-old. Fans are completely crushed by the loss, and took to Twitter to mourn. See their tweets, here.
Wow, what a sad day it is for Ice Road Truckers fans. History Channel star Darrell Ward was just 52-years-old when his airplane crashed in Montana on Aug. 29, killing him on impact. What’s even sadder is that the infamous truck driver was on his way to film a documentary about the recover of aircraft wrecks when it happened. The irony really stings on this one!
When fans of the show heard about the tragic death, they rushed to Twitter to send their condolences and express appreciation for Darrell allowing them to catch a glimpse into his life on the hit show for three years between 2012 and 2015.
“Thanks for all the great hours of entertainment,” one Twitter user wrote, saying their heart was broken by the shocking death. Another claimed that Darrell felt like part of the family, writing “So sad to hear that Darrell Ward died yesterday. My husband and I love #IceRoadTruckers And will miss watching him. Prayers for his family.” Here are some of the rest of the touching messages that fans sent to the deceased trucker:
— Clay (@Gunn_Slinger) August 29, 2016
— sonny grewal (@SonnyinScotland) August 29, 2016
So sad to hear that Darrell Ward died yesterday. My husband and I love #IceRoadTruckers And will miss watching him. Prayers for his family
— J.C. Hoozy (@Jodie70721516) August 29, 2016
#IceRoadTruckers star Darrell Ward was killed in a plane crash on his way to film a documentary involving the recovery of plane wrecks. Wow!
— Mike Biddle (Actor) (@ActorMikeBiddle) August 29, 2016
Can't believe one of my favourite Ice Road Truckers, Darrell Ward, has died. #RIPMontanaLegend
— Kira Comerford (@FilmAndTV101) August 29, 2016
— #helloMyNameIs Eva (@Destructo_Dog) August 29, 2016
— ian simmons (@iansimmons72) August 29, 2016
RIP Darrell Ward one of the best ice road truckers ever. #IceRoadTruckers
— ameygoerlich (@ameygirl) August 29, 2016
Really sad to hear Darrell Ward has died RIP Ice Road Trucker dude X
— Wendy Hill (@woowoowend) August 29, 2016
Fans aren’t the only ones mourning Darrell. His daughter is also completely devastated. She took to Facebook to explain how much her father meant to her, and how shocked she was by his untimely death. Of course, no one is ever expecting that kind of horrible, shocking phone call, and our hearts are broken for her for having to hear that.
HollywoodLifers, send your best wished to Darrell Ward’s friends and family and the Ice Road Truckers cast, right here.