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'Alaska: The Last Frontier' Star Otto Kilcher Has Survived All Sorts of Threats on the Homestead


For nine seasons, Discovery Channel fans have watched Otto Kilcher and his family live off the grid on Alaska: The Last Frontier. Despite his isolated existence on a 640-acre homestead in the Alaskan wilderness, the reality star can’t seem to escape idle internet gossip.

Over the years, the 67-year-old has been the victim of multiple death hoaxes, particularly after suffering a blood clot in 2016. Scroll down for the truth about Otto’s health.

Is Otto Kilcher dead? Thankfully, that’s just a rumor.

The mechanic is still kicking, though viewers did witness Otto grapple with a whole host of medical issues in Season 6 of the series. After undergoing hernia surgery and dealing with a blood clot, the patriarch faced a long recovery process — which was frequently interrupted by his own stubbornness.