Tred Barta, the outspoken world record holder fisherman and host of The Best and Worst of Tred Barta, died last weekend in a car accident in the Yukon territory. He was 67.
In a Facebook post dated Aug. 12, Barta’s agent, Travis H. Brown, announced the outdoorsman’s passing and said the family would share more details at a later date. The post garnered thousands of reactions and comments.
Barta was known for his outspoken and sometimes controversial remarks.
“People either love Tred or they hate him,” Barta’s wife, Anni, told The Denver Post in 2011. “I’ve lost good friends over Tred. That’s because he is the most honest human being I’ve ever met.”
After a spinal stroke left Barta paralyzed in 2009, he adopted the motto, “I can do it, you can do it.” His book Driven was published in 2016.