Nick Tucci Wiki – Biography
Nick Tucci (Nicholas Tucci), known to horror fans for his roles in You’re Next and “Channel Zero: The Dream Door,” has passed away at just 38 years old. Tucci has three movies that are slated for release in 2020, “Ten Minutes to Midnight,” “Come Home,” and “Ballad of a Hustler.” All three are listed as being in post-production on IMDb. The horror movie website Bloody Disgusting paid tribute to Tucci thanks to his roles in the horror movies, “You’re Next” and “Channel Zero: The Dream Door.”
Nick Tucci Age
He was 38 years old.
Personal Life, Education
According to Tucci’s IMDb page, He was a native of Middletown, Connecticut, where he was born in April 1981. Tucci was a graduate of Middletown High School and of Yale University. At Yale, Tucci graduated with BA in Theater and was a member of the sketch comedy troupe, Suite 13.
On the separate profile, Tucci says that he studied at The Alexander Technique and the Walch Acting Workshop in Los Angeles as well as at the famed Second City improv school in Chicago.
At Middletown High School, Tucci was the captain and All-Conference wide receiver for the school’s football. Tucci was also a junior Olympic boxer and a track-and-field athlete. Tucci’s father was a teacher and track coach at the school.
His father Alexander Tucci announced the news in a statement on Facebook on Friday, explaining Nicholas had an illness that he chose to keep private.
“This is Alexander Tucci, Nick’s father. On Tuesday, March 3, Nick died at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut,” Alexander shared.
“Nick chose to keep his illness private so that he could continue to pursue his professional and artistic dreams for as long as possible,” the statement continued.
“In the last year, he was able to audition, go on location, and continue the work he loved so much.”
“To those of you in the film, television, and theater communities… thank you for guiding, encouraging, and supporting Nick. 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.”
PEOPLE has not been able to confirm independently what illness Nicholas had.
A rep for the actor declined to comment further, but told PEOPLE, “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.”
Tucci was born in Middletown, CT, and graduated from Yale before taking on roles in a number of independent horror films. In the indelible You’re Next, he helped anchor one of the genre’s best recent ensembles alongside Sharni Vinson, Amy Seimetz, Barbara Crampton, Joe Swanberg, and Larry Fessenden.
He subsequently went on to appear in solid films like 2014 cult snooker Faults and 2018 slasher The Ranger. In addition to his work on Channel Zero: The Dream Door, Tucci also guested on series like Daredevil, The Blacklist, Pose, and Ramy.
Cause of Death
Nicholas Tucci, best known for his roles in genre fare like You’re Next and Channel Zero, has died. His father confirmed his death in a post shared on Nicholas’ Facebook page, saying the actor died of an unspecified illness this past Tuesday. He was 38.
Here’s the post shared by Alexander Tucci:
This is Alexander Tucci, Nick’s father. On Tuesday, March 3, Nick died at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. 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.
To those of you in the film, television, and theater communities…thank you for guiding, encouraging, and supporting Nick. 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.
I'm heartbroken to write about the passing of Nick Tucci. He was all heart hidden behind an infectiously cool, fearless exterior. He was an actor and storyteller, so instead of sobbing out my feelings right now, I'm going to tell a story about my good friend Nick Tucci: pic.twitter.com/YMEXVhpHGU
— Chris (@peckover) March 6, 2020
Since his death, a number of fans have paid tribute to him on social media.
“You’re Next is my top 5 favorite horror movies of all time and I loved how he portrayed Felix. RIP Nicholas Tucci,” one fan tweeted.
You're Next is in my top 5 favorite horror movies of all time and I loved how he portrayed Felix. RIP Nicholas Tucci. https://t.co/lO14dCUCVF
— Sean | Thrive Pyrøn (@ItsPyron) March 6, 2020
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