Netflix show You’e Next star Nicholas Tucci dies aged 38

Nicholas Tucci, who starred in Netflix's You're Next, has died at the age of 38.

The actor has passed away following a secret battle with cancer which he decided he wanted to keep from fans.

His father, Alexander Tucci, broke the tragic news in a statement on Facebook yesterday (Friday, March 6).

He said: "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.

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"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 encouraging his talent and appreciating his efforts."

He finished the post off by thanking Nicholas' fans for being his friends.

He wrote: "To all… thank you for your gift of friendship to my son."

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Nicholas's fans and co-stars have rushed to pay tribute to a "sweet friend".

Co-star Barbara Crampton tweeted: "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"

Producer Keith Calder wrote: "RIP Nick Tucci. I was lucky enough to work with Nick on three movies (Undocumented, You're Next, and Faults) and he was one of my favorite actors to work with.

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"I'm honored to have been able to call him a friend and a colleague."

You're Next screenwriter Simon Barrett shared: "Just now heard that Nick Tucci, who played Felix in You're Next, has died of cancer, which he kept private.

"Nick was a wonderful, truly great actor and human being and I'm deeply sad that I didn't get to spend more time with him.

"Not sure what to say here, this is awful news."

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