"As co-creator of the beloved 'Unplugged' franchise, his groundbreaking work continues to resonate with audiences around the world," MTV said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones."
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MTV announced "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" on Monday during the premiere of "Floribama Shore," a spinoff of the original "Jersey Shore," which ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012.
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