Authorities: East Providence firefighter dies unexpectedly

FILE PHOTO: An East Providence firefighter has died unexpectedly, according to authorities. (WJAR)

An East Providence firefighter has died, according to authorities.

The East Providence Fire Department told NBC 10 News that Scott Grace passed away unexpectedly.

While authorities said he did not die in the line of duty, they added that they do not know his cause of death.

The firefighters union also posted information about Grace’s death on social media on Wednesday around 8 p.m.

“We are deeply saddened by the untimely and unexpected passing of one of our very own members today, Scott Grace,” the union noted. “Please keep his family, and the Local-850 family, in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

They went on to ask the media and the public “to respect his family's privacy in the difficult upcoming days.”

Arrangements are yet to be finalized, according to authorities.

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