Charlie Balducci, best known for his participation in the MTV reality show True Life, died at the age of 44 after being found lifeless in his bed.

It’s a tragic loss for American reality television. As reported TMZ, Charlie Balducci was found dead in his bed, Saturday July 25. The one who first rose to prominence on the True Life reality show was 44 years old. The American tabloid explains that he was last seen around two in the morning and that the police found him dead in the evening. Paramedics rushed to the scene, but Charlie Balducci could not be revived. The TV star’s mother told the site that her son died unexpectedly because he had no illnesses. The causes of his death have not yet been released, the New York medical examiner’s office told Page Ifx. His mom also said the last thing he told her was that he was happy to have his sons, aged 19 and 17.

Charlie Balducci was known as a pioneer of reality TV. In 2001, he let the MTV cameras follow him for four months before marrying his wife Sabrina for the purposes of the show True Life: I’m getting married. As reported The Mirror, the couple became known thanks in particular to “one of the most infamous diatribes ever filmed for reality TV”, the day they were to get married and while the driver of their limousine was late. “I will eviscerate you like the piece of shit that you are”, “I will hunt you down like cattle”, he had launched then Charlie balducci. The couple have been married for over a decade and had two children before divorcing. After finding success on the show, Charlie Balducci went on to make various other television appearances.

“A brilliant and so funny father”

He was also an actor and the founder of the nonprofit NYC Arts Cypher, a youth program that promotes positive values ​​through arts and entertainment programming. “Charles Balducci is proud to be a Staten Islander, reads his bio on the NYC Arts Cypher website. Born in New York City but raised on the Island, Charles Balducci pioneered the arts and entertainment movement to establish Staten Island as a player in the arts and entertainment industry. ”Upon announcement of his death, the tributes have multiplied. “So sad to read that Charlie Balducci of MTV: True Life is deceased, reacted in particular the journalist Kate casey on Twitter. I had the chance to interview Charlie and his wife Sabrina about their memorable episode. He was a great and so funny father. “

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