By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jimmy Reliford died Saturday at home of an apparent heart attack.

COLUMBIA, KY (AP) -- One of the stars of "Backyard Oil," Jimmy Reliford of Columbia, has died at the age of 62.

Richard Phelps of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home Inc. in Columbia, said Reliford died Saturday at home of an apparent heart attack. Phelps said Reliford had had stents placed a few days before he died.

Reliford owned Jimmy Reliford Drilling Co. and had been featured on the Discovery Channel show during its run, which began in April. The channel's website described him as "one of Kentucky's biggest players in the oil business" and said he had been in Kentucky's oil business more than 30 years.

Reliford's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14. He is survived by two children, a grandson, and a sister.

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