Popular reality star dead at 28
National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge has passed away. The star was only 28 at the time of his death.
Wicked Tuna took to Twitter on Monday to break the news. A moment of silence was also observed on the show’s Twitter to honor the star.
Wicked Tuna reality star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge was announced dead on the show’s Twitter page. They also shared a picture of the star in their post.
‘Duffy was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel,’ the statement read in part. They shared that they were joining Fudge’s family and friends in mourning his untimely loss.
.@NatGeoChannel and @Pilgrim_Studios were saddened to learn that Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge passed away this week. Duffy was the first mate on Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. We join his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss. pic.twitter.com/Cw8Q8JKQHn— Wicked Tuna (@WickedTuna) July 23, 2018
In honor of Fudge, Wicked Tuna also had a moment of silence on Twitter during their recent episode. ‘Rest In Peace,’ the page wrote on the post.
‘@NatGeoChannel and @Pilgrim_Studios were saddened to learn that Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge passed away this week.’
Wicked Tuna, Twitter, July 23, 2018
The obituary further shared that Fudge’s passions were fishing and the outdoors. It said that as a child, Fudge had begun tuna fishing with his father and grandfather.
As a memorial for Duffy, we will be having a moment of silence on our Twitter during tonight’s episode. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/CW1RIHTHrY— Wicked Tuna (@WickedTuna) July 23, 2018
‘After becoming one of the top sports fishermen in the country, he earned a place on the National Geographic reality show Wicked Tuna for multiple seasons,’ it further stated.
The obituary also informed people that the star had treasured the environment and had taken it as his responsibility to protect it. He would have turned 29 on August 1.
In addition to his parents, the star is being mourned by his ‘younger’ brother Cody Fudge; paternal grandfather Ronald Fudge Sr.; maternal grandparents Terry and Connie VanDeVoorde.
His girlfriend Ali Currier and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends also mourned his death.