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‘Below Deck’ Tragedy: Nico Scholly’s Younger Brother Dies

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Devastating news for Below Deck star, Nico Scholly, whose younger brother, Tristen Scholly passed away on Monday. Tristen was only 21 years-old.

“My family and I are truly devastated. We ask that our privacy be respected at this tragic and very difficult time,” Nico told The Daily Dish in a statement. He originally announced the tragic news on Twitter Monday.

“My younger brother of 21 is now an [angel]. So please pray for my family,” Nico tweeted. “I’ve never felt this pain before. I never understood the term broken-hearted until now. I just want to wake up,” Nico wrote in another tweet.

Nico shared other touching moments of his “other half” and “best friend” on Instagram, he wrote: “My best friend. My other half. My favorite little shit. I hated you quiet often but loved the hell out of u no matter what. My heart is completely broken. This strong an amazing young man will be donating his heart, lungs, and organs to save people’s lives. I’m going to miss you so much Tristen. [You’re too] young to say goodbye so I’ll see u again brother.”

Nico also shared the news of his brother’s “brave” and “amazing” decision to donate his organs and said four other individuals’ lives will be saved because of that decision.

Fellow Below Deck yachties, Kate Chastain and Adrienne Gang, tweeted messages of love and prayers to Nico and his family during this very difficult time.

The Below Deck star has set up a GoFundMe page in his brother, Tristen Scott‘s honor. The page was set up days after his death, and is asking for donations to the Gift of Hope Foundation.

 

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