'Below Deck' Star Nico Hit With Shocking Family Tragedy

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Nov. 14 2016, Published 2:33 p.m. ET

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Nico Scholly's brother died last night, has learned.

Tristen passed at 21-years-old after battling an undisclosed illness.

Nico, 23, was in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. prior to Tristen's passing. The family is from Chicago, Ill.

"My best friend. My other half. My favorite little sh*t," the Below Deck star said about his brother. "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.. your to young to say goodbye so I'll see u again brother. sic"

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