Actor Nicholas Tucci dead at 38 following ‘private’ illness

Nicholas Tucci, the actor known for starring in the cult horror film “You’re Next” has died at age 38 after privately battling cancer.

On Friday, Tucci’s father, Alexander Tucci, took to social media (facebook) to share the news of his son’s death. 

“This is Alexander Tucci, Nick’s father. On Tuesday, March 3, Nick died at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut,” his father wrote on his profile. “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,” his father continued. “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.” He added.

Born in Middleton, Connecticut in 1981, Nicholas Tucci was a graduate of Yale University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Theater. Between 2006 and 2020, he appeared in dozens of films and television series, including a featured role as Jason in the fourth season of Syfy’s Channel Zero. His film credits included Most Beautiful Island, Undocumented, and Long Lost. His television credits include The Blacklist, Pose, Daredevil and Person of Interest. But he is best known for playing the role of Felix in You’re Next, Adam Wingard’s cult black comedy horror film about a family reunion that devolves into a murderous game.

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