The Desert Sun is reporting that Salvation Mountain “has faced major challenges in recent months after deteriorating health finally forced the 80-year-old Knight to depart for a care facility in December. Days later, Knight’s 47-year-old assistant and caretaker, Kevin Eubank, suddenly died of a heart attack.” The paper reported that a caretaker, Adam Zeek, has been hired for a year’s term for the moment.

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