Nicholas 'Duffy' Fudge, star of National Geographic's Wicked Tuna, has passed away at the age of 28.
Taking to their official Twitter page, the series confirmed the sad news.
'@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,' the page wrote.
Reports revealed Fudge 'died unexpectedly' on July 19.
In honor of the late National Geographic Channel star, the show had a moment of silence on Twitter during Sunday evening’s episode.
The reality star's obituary reads, 'After becoming one of the top sport fishermen in the country, he earned a place on the National Geographic reality show Wicked Tuna for multiple seasons. Nick also treasured the environment and he took seriously his responsibility to protect it.'
Fudge would have turned 29 on August 1.
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