MTV Star Charlie Balducci Dead at 44

Charlie Balducci, best known for his appearance on MTV’s “True Life: I’m Getting Married,” has passed away at age 44.

On Monday, law enforcement sources told TMZ that Charlie was found unresponsive in his bed on Saturday.

The outlet reports that Charlie was last seen around 2 a.m. that morning and was found on the right side of his bed that evening at around 9 p.m. Though paramedics arrived at his residence, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

TMZ spoke with Charlie’s mom, who said her son did not exhibit any forms of illness. His mom also revealed that his last words were that he was happy to have his sons, ages 17 and 19.

In 2001, Charlie and wife Sabrina documented their wedding for the MTV docuseries.

In one infamous scene, Charlie unleashes an explosive rant on a limo driver who is late on his wedding day.

“I’ll hunt you down like cattle,” Charlie famously yelled to the limo driver on the phone.

In a 2013 interview with “20/20,” Sabrina says she was discovered after a woman approached her at a dress fitting.

“A woman came up to me and she said, ‘I hear you in the room with your mom — you guys are hysterical.’ So I came home, I said, ‘Charlie, look, they’re having this MTV contest.’ He jumped all over it,” Sabrina recounted.

With regard to his blowup, Charlie told the news program, “In defense of myself, I really did what any Staten Islander would have done in that situation."

As of 2013, Charlie and Sabrina were happily married and living in Staten Island. At the time, Sabrina worked at a salon and Charlie worked at a nonprofit called NYC Arts Cypher, which provides programs and events for young artists.

He will be missed.


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