Entertainment TV 'Wahlburgers' Star Henry 'Nacho' Laun Dies at 54: 'He Was a Character,' Lawyer Says “He was kind of a natural on the show,” Henry ‘Nacho’ Laun’s attorney James Neyman tells PEOPLE By Naledi Ushe Naledi Ushe Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 2, 2021 05:54 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Henry 'Nacho' Laun. Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Wahlburgers star Henry "Nacho" Laun has died at the age of 54, PEOPLE can confirm. The reality personality, who was a staple on the A&E reality series, died on Tuesday, his attorney James Neyman tells PEOPLE. A longtime pal of Mark Wahlberg since meeting in their teens, Laun was always up for a challenge on the Wahlberg family show, and even created the Nacho Burger Challenge at Wahlburger restaurants after he famously ate four burgers in nine minutes. "I think he's a superstar in the making," Mark, 49, said in one clip. Neyman shared memories of Laun to PEOPLE, recalling that, "Henry, he was a character. He was a very interesting person. He came up in the streets of Boston." Mark Wahlberg Posts Sweet Photo with Late Mom Alma for Her 79th Birthday: 'Happy Birthday Mommy' "He was kind of a natural on the show," Neyman says. "He was a very likable character and wherever we went, he was constantly recognized. ... Wherever we went, maybe it's because we were in Boston, someone would say 'Hey are you Nacho? Is that Nacho?' He never experienced anything like it. It was almost like a phenomenon." "I used to joke to myself that [Laun] was just being himself as opposed to acting, but that was just my opinion," he says. The Wahlburgers alum was very close to his mother Emilce Laun who died last April, Laun's attorney says. "He took her passing hard as is understandable and regrettably he has passed roughly a year later." Henry 'Nacho' Laun and Mark Wahlberg. Henry 'Nacho' Laun/INSTAGRAM Infinite Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Unlocks the Secret to Reincarnation in the Sci-Fi Action Film Laun reportedly had a health scare in May during a road trip from Boston to Cape Cod and he was found unconscious in his car at a gas station, according to TMZ, who first reported the news. The outlet states that the circumstances surrounding the scare were unclear, but he was hospitalized and placed on life support. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Laun's family and friends believed his condition was getting better in days leading up to his death, but ultimately he died at a hospital in Massachusetts on Tuesday, sources told the outlet. The reality TV alum's family attorney did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request to comment.