‘You’re Next’ Star Nicholas Tucci Dies at 38 After Quietly Battling Illness

'You're Next' Star Nicholas Tucci Dies at 38 After Quietly Battling Illness
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After the actor’s father Alexander Tucci breaks the sad news, his representative says that he/she ‘was shocked to receive a phone call from his dad a couple days a go informing me of his passing.’

AceShowbizNicholas Tucci has gone too soon. The “You’re Next” actor passed away at the age of 38 on Tuesday, March 3, after quietly battling an illness. His father, Alexander Tucci, broke the sad news on the late actor’s Facebook page.

“On Tuesday, March 3, Nick died at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut,” Alexander wrote in a lengthy note. “Nick chose to keep his illness private so that he could continue to pursue his professional and artistic dreams for as long as possible. In the last year, he was able to audition, go on location, and continue the work he loved so much.”

Alexander went on to express his gratitude for the support Nicholas had received over the years. “To those of you in the film, television, and theater communities…thank you for guiding, encouraging, and supporting Nick,” he stated. “To those of you who enjoyed Nick’s work on the screen and stage…thank you for recognizing his talent and appreciating his efforts. To all…thank you for your gift of friendship to my son.”

Nicholas’ passing was further confirmed by a representative. While refusing to offer details of the actor’s illness, the rep said, “Nick and I recently started to work together again and Nick was very excited about his future in the business. I was shocked to receive a phone call from his dad a couple days a go informing me of his passing.”

Aside from his role as Felix in 2011’s “You’re Next”, Nicholas has made appearance in a number of other films, such as “The Worst Year of My Life“, “Lost Lost“, “Most Beautiful Island” and “Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear“. His TV credits, in the meantime, include “Daredevil“, “Quantico“, “Homeland” and Syfy’s “Channel Zero“.

Upon hearing news of Nicholas’ death, his co-star Barbara Crampton tweeted, “Rip dear, sweet friend Nicholas Tucci. I was lucky to work w/ him twice on YOU’RE NEXT & CHANNEL ZERO. He is gone way too soon but his mark on the genre and our hearts will never be forgotten. Chilling in UNDOCUMENTED, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND and funny in LONG LOST and more…XX”

Producer Keith Calder, in the meantime, expressed his condolences by stating, “RIP Nick Tucci. I was lucky enough to work with Nick on three movies (UNDOCUMENTED, YOU’RE NEXT, and FAULTS) and he was one of my favorite actors to work with. I’m honored to have been able to call him a friend and a colleague.”

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