We just hate when reality television gets this real.
It's with a heavy heart we must report that Below Deck star Nico Scholly is currently in mourning after the tragic death of his younger brother.
21-year-old Tristen Scholly passed away Sunday night, with his 23-year-old Bravolebrity brother confirming the sad news on Instagram.
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Nico — who is currently a deckhand on Season 4 of the hit Bravo docuseries — remembered his little bro with an adorable hockey photo (above), captioning the pic:
"My best friend. My other half. My favorite little sh*t. I hated you quite often but loved the hell out of you no matter what. My heart is completely broken. This strong and 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 too young to say goodbye, so I'll see you again brother."
We cannot even begin to imagine what he's going through.
Luckily, Nico seemed set on staying positive in light of the situation, sharing a second snap of Tristen later that day, saying:
Rest in peace, Tristen.
[Image via Bravo.]
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