He was 69.
According to PEOPLE, Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a shooting at the reality star’s home at just after 3 p.m. on Sunday.
the Fairbanks Daily News Miner adds:
Gojdics, who sometimes spelled his last name “Gaydos,” the way it’s pronounced, was “suffering from apparent gunshot wounds” when troopers arrived on the scene and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to police there are no suspects at this time.
“Everyone was his friend and he met someone everywhere,” friend Janine Carlson told the Daily News-Miner.
He appeared last year on the second season of the reality show, but “sustained an injury that made it impossible for his team to continue in the competition,” spokesman Chad Sandhas said in an email to The Associated Press Tuesday.
“We were saddened to learn of Mr. Gaydos’s untimely passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time,” Sandhas wrote.
An avid outdoorsman, he worked as a fisherman, blacksmith, river guide and horse wrangler among other outdoor/rugged trades.