Nicholas Tucci, an actor known for roles on “You’re Next” and “Homeland” has passed away at the age of 38. He passed away earlier this week after a private battle with illness. His father took to Facebook to announce the sad news, saying, “To the friends of Nicholas 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.”
In addition to appearing on “Homeland” and “You’re Next,” Tucci has also been in films, too. Some of them include, “Daredevil,” “Long Lost,” “Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,” and “The Blacklist,” among others. There are three movies in 2020 that he appeared in, which are, “Ballad of a Hustler,” “Ten Minutes to Midnight,” and “Come Home.” It has not yet been confirmed exactly what illness that Tucci was battling with that ultimately took his life.
Once news broke about Tucci’s death, comments, tweets and tributes began pouring in for the late actor. Chris Peckover, who had cast Tucci in his feature “Undocumented” shared a tribute on Twitter that said, “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:” He goes on to share a series of tweets about working with Tucci. He ended it with, “I loved his soft presence on set. You and he were wonderful together. I wish there were more.”
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
Barbara Crampton, a former co-star alongside Tucci tweeted, “RIP dear, sweet friend Nicholas Tucci. I was lucky to work with him twice on You’re Next and Channel Zero. He is gone way too soon but his mark on the genre and our hearts will never be forgotten.” One fan tweeted, “You’re Next is my top 5 favorite horror movies of all time and I loved how he portrayed Felix. RIP Nicholas Tucci.” Another tweet read, “RIP Nicholas Tucci. Incredibly nice man, and our limited interactions were really great. My condolences to his friends, family and loved ones.”
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 pic.twitter.com/uti2AbQiBS
— Barbara Crampton (@barbaracrampton) March 6, 2020
Nicholas’s representative 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.” There has not yet been any announcements about a memorial service or a funeral just yet. His father in his post did say that Nicholas was determined to keep working until he succumbed to his illness last year.
Tweets kept pouring in, saying, “You’re next is a favorite of mine and his work in it was amazing… very sad news… RIP Nicholas Tucci!” Another one said, “RIP Nicholas Tucci. Incredibly nice man, and our limited interactions were really great. My condolences to his friends, family and loved ones.” Another one tweeted, “On what feels like a weekly basis, without any sort of reason or context whatsoever, I’ll find myself muttering the words ‘Felix, you f—— lowlife’ because of how much I love You’re Next. RIP Nicholas Tucci”