Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Mourns the Passing of Rick Carone

June 29, 2017

NEW YORK (June 29, 2017) – Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks is saddened by the news of the death of Rick Carone. Carone, a respected member of the outdoor lifestyle community and Outdoor Sportsman Group, passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Carone, 46, recently appeared on Sportsman Channel’s Sheep Shape in which four hunter/athletes explored their personal struggles in everyday life while preparing and embarking on a hunting excursion of a lifetime in the mountains of Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories for Dall/Fannin sheep. Throughout the show, Carone was dealing with cancer treatment.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Rick Carone’s passing,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie said. “Rick lived his life to the fullest and chose to focus on participating in a lifestyle that brought him joy, happiness and a sense of connection. That infectious attitude and spirit will be missed.”

Carone was a former professional baseball player in the Chicago White Sox organization before coming to outdoor lifestyle television. Following his baseball career, he was introduced into the hunting industry and connected with Willie Robertson and his show Buck Commander (Outdoor Channel). Carone served as the show’s field editor and videographer.

In May 2013, Rick was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer and given a 15 percent chance of survival beyond one year. Rick leaves behind two teenage daughters.



Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | Tom.Caraccioli@OutdoorSG.com


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