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MTV 'True Life' Star Charlie Balducci Dies Age 44 — Cause of Death Revealed

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jan 26, 2021
02:50 P.M.
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American actor and reality TV star Charlie Balducci known for appearing in the MTV show "True Life," died at age 44. Six months after his passing, the cause of death has been revealed.


Six months after his shocking demise, Charlie Balducci's cause of death has been revealed. According to TMZ, The New York City Medical Examiner's Office announced that he died of acute intoxication.

Found in his bloodstream was a deadly cocktail of prescription drugs such as Oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Alprazolam, also called Xanax. It was declared an accidental overdose.

MTV logo in neon letters at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on December 28, 2017. | Photo: Shutterstock

MTV logo in neon letters at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on December 28, 2017. | Photo: Shutterstock


The 44-year-old was found unresponsive in bed in his home at Staten Island on July 25. On getting to the scene, he was pronounced dead without an evident cause of death.

His mother revealed that she had not seen her son's death coming, especially since he showed no sign of illness. Also, he was positive during their last conversation as he was telling her how happy he was to have his two teenage sons.


However, one of his last social media posts made it seem like he saw his death coming. It was posted on July 20, and the star gushed about life and its unpredictability.

He wrote that it was important to remember that life gives no guarantees as it is uncertain and unpredictable. Nonetheless, it was one's absolute duty to make the most of each day.

As he stood on the street, the star passionately threatened to gut the driver and hunt him down like cattle.


Balducci shot to fame in 2001 after appearing along with his wife Sabrina on the hit MTV reality TV show "True Life: I'm Getting Married." The pair had cameras follow them around for the four months leading to the wedding.

They got the gig during a dress fitting when a woman approached Sabrina, telling her that she and her husband-to-be were hysterical. After accepting the deal, the show immediately became a major hit.

A notable scene from the show that can never be forgotten took place on the couple's wedding day when the limo driver came to pick Balducci up late. While dressed in his white tuxedo, he placed a call to the driver and released a tirade of expletives that went on to make TV history.


As he stood on the street, the star passionately threatened to gut the driver and hunt him down like cattle. However, it goes without notice that he still showed up two hours late to the wedding ceremony.

Besides his stint on "True Life," Balducci pursued an acting career in Hollywood. He featured in the movie "Nobody's Perfect," starred in the ABC soap "All My Children," and even narrated the film "Staten Island."


The actor also gave back to the community after establishing the Staten Island-based non-profit organization NYC Arts Cypher in 2005, which aimed to promote positive values and morals for youths through arts and entertainment.

It was targeted at "at-risk kids" out in the streets and featured several programs. Balducci believed that youths were the hope of the future, and he did everything in his power to keep them empowered.

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