American Pickers is a widely recognized television series that stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, known as antique and collectible pickers. The show, which has been on the air for more than ten years, features the two traveling across the United States to pick various items for resale, clients, or personal collections.
However, due to a severe back injury and a dispute with his co-host, Frank Fritz is no longer a part of the program. Despite being one of the most prominent TV duos with over 300 episodes, the relationship between Wolfe and Frank seems to have deteriorated. Frank confirmed that he and Wolfe have not spoken in two years.
Although Frank has faced personal issues, doctors are now more optimistic about his prognosis, as he has lost a significant amount of weight and has been sober for a while. On the other hand, Mike Wolfe shared that the show recently experienced a significant loss when Bob Peterson, a frequent guest on the show, passed away.
Wolfe took to Instagram to pay tribute to his close friend with photos and video clips featuring Peterson, revealing that he was not only a recurring guest on the show but also Wolfe’s primary mentor. Peterson was someone who lived life to the fullest with passion and was always available to assist with anything, said Wolfe.
The passing of Bob Peterson is a significant loss, not only for the American Pickers team but also for the show’s devoted fans. Many followers of the show offered their condolences and support. May he rest in peace.