Tragic news surrounds Frank Fritz of “American Pickers.” His life took a dramatic turn due to a tumultuous relationship with Diann Bankson. They were together from 2017, even buying a farmhouse. However, things went south when Bankson accused him of infidelity. Frank lamented, “I was going to get married, I bought a house and a large expensive ring.” He even got a “Once a cheater, always a cheater” tattoo.
The breakup hit Fritz hard, leading him to alcohol and weight loss. He chose to avoid dating and address his drinking problem. Professionally, he left “American Pickers” in March 2020 due to health issues. He hoped to return after surgery, but the show’s decision remained uncertain. Meanwhile, Bankson moved on with Eric Longlett.
In July 2022, Fritz suffered a stroke, leading to guardianship and conservatorship due to rehabilitation struggles. A friend managed his care, finances, and decision-making. Frank Fritz’s life has been marked by personal and health challenges, taking an unexpected turn.