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True Life star Charlie Balducci dies 'unexpectedly' aged 44


True Life star Charlie Balducci passes away ‘unexpectedly’ at age 44 after rising to fame as groom on I’m Getting Married episode

  • Charlie Balducci died at age 44 unexpectedly, his mother told TMZ
  • He was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics found unresponsive in his bed on Saturday 
  • Charlie rose to fame as the groom who unleashed an expletive-laden rampage at his limo driver on an episode of the True Life docuseries, I’m Getting Married 
  • He went on to found the non-profit, NYC Arts Cypher, which promotes positive values through arts and entertainment 

True Life star Charlie Balducci has passed away at age 44.

The actor was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics found him unresponsive in his bed on Saturday, reports TMZ.

Charlie’s mother said the death was unexpected as her son was not showing any sickness.

Heartbreaking: True Life star Charlie Balducci has passed away at age 44 (pictured with Sabrina in 2010)

Heartbreaking: True Life star Charlie Balducci has passed away at age 44 (pictured with Sabrina in 2010)

She remembers the last words he spoke to her were about how happy he was to have his teenage sons.

Charlie’s cause of death is still pending, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office told Page Six.

MTV fans may best remember Charlie from the 2002 True Life docuseries episode I’m Getting Married, which saw him go on an expletive-laden rampage at his limo driver, who was late picking him up for his wedding.  

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Charlie called his limo driver, furious he had not yet arrived at his house.

Claim to fame: MTV fans may best remember Charlie on the 2001 True Life episode I'm Getting Married, which saw him go on an expletive-laden rampage at his limo driver, who was late picking him up for his wedding

Claim to fame: MTV fans may best remember Charlie on the 2001 True Life episode I’m Getting Married, which saw him go on an expletive-laden rampage at his limo driver, who was late picking him up for his wedding

Uproar: Charlie called his limo driver, furious he had not yet arrived at his house

Uproar: Charlie called his limo driver, furious he had not yet arrived at his house

Late: Charlie ended up being two hours late to his own wedding

Late: Charlie ended up being two hours late to his own wedding

‘Do you have any f**king clue who you’re talking to right now?’ Charlie asked the limo driver over the phone.

‘Besides the fact that it’s my f**king wedding, I’ll f**king cut you… I will gut you like the f**king piece of s**t that you are, do you understand? Don’t you f**king dare come after me like that on my f**king wedding, ’cause I’ll hunt you down like f**king cattle and I’ll gut you, do you understand?’

Charlie ended up being two hours late to his own wedding.

Giving back: In addition to his MTV fame, Charlie was also the founder of the nonprofit organization the NYC Arts Cypher, which promotes positive values to the youth through arts and entertainment programs

Giving back: In addition to his MTV fame, Charlie was also the founder of the nonprofit organization the NYC Arts Cypher, which promotes positive values to the youth through arts and entertainment programs

The star was married to Sabrina for over a decade and together they share two sons, ages 17 and 19, together.

Looking back at his blowup, Charlie said he was determined to arrive to the wedding on time after his priest advised him not to be late.

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‘He pulls me to the side, he says, “No, but there’s something I don’t want you to do.” I go, “What’s that?” He goes, “Don’t be late,”‘ he told 20/20 in 2013. 

‘In defense of myself, I really did what any Staten Islander would have done in that situation,’ he added.  

In addition to his MTV fame, Charlie was an actor and founder of the nonprofit organization the NYC Arts Cypher, a youth-oriented program which promotes positive values through arts and entertainment programs.  

‘Charles Balducci is proud to be a Staten Islander,’ his bio on the NYC Arts Cypher website reads. ‘Born in NYC, but raised on the Island Charles Balducci has been a pioneer in the arts and entertainment movement to establish Staten Island as a player in the arts and entertainment industry.’ 

Married life: Balducci was married to Sabrina for over a decade and together they share two sons, ages 17 and 19, together

Married life: Balducci was married to Sabrina for over a decade and together they share two sons, ages 17 and 19, together



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