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Reality Star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge Dead at 28

Reality Star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge Dead at 28
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Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge, who starred in National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna,” has died. He was 28.

The show announced on social media that Duffy died, but no cause of death was given.

The statement ended with, “We join his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss.”

According to his obituary, Fudge died “unexpectedly” last week.

His obituary noted that Fudge love the outdoors, saying, “Nick also treasured the environment and he took seriously his responsibility to protect it. He was known for his smile, his fearlessness, his adventurous spirit, his mischievous sense of humor, and giving big hugs."

In lieu of flowers, his family is asking that donations be made to the Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge Memorial Fund.

“Wicked Tuna” describes Fudge as “first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel.”