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‘Wicked Tuna’ star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge arrested for driving under the influence months for a sudden death

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‘Wicked Tuna’ star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge death on 28

Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge, the star of the National Geographic Channel reality tv series ‘Wicked Tuna’ has died at the age of 28. The network confirmed the fisherman’s passing in a statement on Twitter.

“Wicked Tuna” star Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, nearly four months before his unexpected death last week at the age of 28.

Fudge, who played on the National Geographic reality television series was arrested on 28 March in Portsmouth, N. H., the Portsmouth Police department told the People.

On the evening of March 28, a caller warned the department of a “possible drunk driver on Islington Street.” Fudge was detained and arrested on “charges alleging he disobeyed an officer, was driving, while intoxicated and after suspension and resisted arrest.” Fudge “was also cited for crossing a solid line, and allegedly having an open container of alcohol,” Seacoast Online reported.

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Fudge was acquitted and the case is under investigation “, because not yet assessed not yet,” People reported.

Fudge died “unexpectedly” on July 19, according to an obituary published in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home on the website. The National Geographic Channel has also confirmed that the fisherman’s passing in a statement on Twitter.

.@NatGeoChannel and @Pilgrim_Studios were sad to learn that Wicked Tuna cast member Nicholas “Duffy” Nonsense died this week. Duffy was the first mate on the Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. We are a member of his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss. pic.twitter.com/Cw8Q8JKQHn

— Wicked Tuna (@WickedTuna) July 23, 2018

“Duffy was the first mate on the Captain Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing vessel, Pinwheel. We are a member of his family and friends in mourning his untimely loss,” the statement read.

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Fudge appeared on “Wicked Tuna,” which follows several fishing boats in Gloucester, Mass., in search of the elusive Atlantic Bluefin tuna. He also appeared on the spin-off series “Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks.”

A cause of death has not yet been released.

Fox News’ Gerren Keith Gaynor and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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