Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge, one of the cast members of National Geographic unscripted series Wicked Tuna, has died at the age of 28.
Fudge, one of the fishermen featured in the Pilgrim Media Group-produced series, died on Thursday, July 19, according to the Associated Press, and an obituary posted on the website of the Remick Gendron funeral home in Hampton, New Hampshire.
A statement posted on the series’ official Facebook page reads: “National Geographic and Pilgrim Media Group 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, and has appeared on both Wicked Tuna and our spinoff series Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks. We join Duffy’s family and friends in mourning his untimely loss.”
No cause of death has been revealed at present.
The series, which made its debut in 2012, follows a group of bluefin tuna fishermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It has aired for seven seasons.
(Photo: from Twitter/Wicked Tuna)