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James Franco's Father Dies of Heart Attack

James Franco's Father Dies of Heart Attack

James Franco‘s father Doug passed away at age 63 on Monday (September 26) in Palo Alto, Calif.

“He had a heart attack and died at the hospital shortly after he arrived there,” James‘s rep exclusively confirms to JustJared.com.

Doug Franco – a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur with a Harvard MBA – is survived by his wife Betsy and his three sons, James, Dave, and Tom.

A week after Doug‘s death, James‘s mother confirmed the untimely news.

“It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away,” Betsy tweeted. “He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too.”

Our deepest condolences go out to the Franco family and friends.

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  • emmaa

    Very sad news for James and the family. That is still quite a young age. Condolences.

  • LM

    wow his brother is hot!!!!!

  • @_@

    Hows care??

  • Someone

    I’m sorry for the Franco’s!

  • Alma

    Aww that’s sad. :(

  • MarilynandtheDiamonds

    OMFG! My condolences go to the Franco family. You all are beautiful people. May you rest in peace, Doug Franco. <3

  • شات حلا

    63 is too young to die

  • nes

    sad news, my condolences go out to the Franco’s.

  • http://Tda Slig o lambert ^______^cute

    Family zero and nothing

  • Lyndz

    My condolences to the Franco Family: Betsy, James, Tom, and Dave! May his soul rest in peace. That was definitely too young of an age to pass away. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

  • Lyndz

    My condolences to the Franco Family: Betsy, James, Tom, and Dave. May his soul rest in peace. That was definitely too young of an age to pass away. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

  • rocky

    @LM:

    You are one stupid idiot person. This is sad news and you’re talking about who is hot? Jerk!

  • rocky

    @Slig o lambert ^______^cute:

    Hope someone says that about your family one day. A person’s Dad has died and you can only make a nasty comment? People like you should go and throw yourselves in quicksand!

  • rocky

    @Slig o lambert ^______^cute:

    Hope someone says that about your family one day. A person’s Dad has died and you can only make a nasty comment? People like you should go and throw yourselves in quicksand!

  • rocky

    @Slig o lambert ^______^cute:

    Hope someone says that about your family one day. A person’s Dad has died and you can only make a nasty comment? People like you should go and throw yourselves in quicksand!

  • rocky

    Losing a most beloved father is just a horrible thing. My prayers go out to the Franco family.

  • amy

    @rocky:

    I could not agree with you more Rocky. Scum like these people who post just nasty things should go straight to hell.

  • casey

    RIP Doug Franco

  • Jessica

    My deepest condolences go out to James and his family

  • Jasmine

    My condolences to the Franco family.

  • Andriana

    @Slig o lambert ^______^cute: You are pathetic, but that goes without saying. You know this fact and will have to live with it for the rest of your life. Enjoy.

  • http://justjared.com Tracy

    @Slig o lambert ^______^cute:
    You’re pure EVIL!

  • http://justjared.com Tabitha

    @@_@: Don’t read JJ’s column. Go away and do something productive. Do you know how to be kind?
    Guess not!

  • smrgurl25

    @Slig o lambert ^______^cute:

    Have some respect! They are obviously much better people than you as I bet none of them would say that if your parent died.

  • smrgurl25@aol.com

    How sad! He seemed like a very nice man. Did alot for many people, including raising a nice family. I know how devasting it is to lose a parent suddenly. It changes your life forever and takes a long time to heal, if ever for the widow. They seem like a great family and have heard James was close to his Dad. Hopefully their love and memories will get them through. My prayers to them all.

  • smrgurl25

    How sad! He seemed like a nice man who helped many people and raised a nice family. I know how devastating it is to lose a parent suddenly. Your life is never quite the same. James seemed close to his Dad. I remember reading how proud he was of James . May their love and memories get them through the difficult days ahead. My prayers are with them.

  • Ness

    My condolences to the Franco family. I know your pain, in 2010 my father passed away suddenly at the age of 63 of a heart attack shortly after getting to the hospital too. When I read the story I cried. My sister and myself got to be with him And talk to him before they took him to the cath lab to see where the blockage was And that was the last time I saw him alive. I’m so sorry for your pain. I just don’t understand why and how life seems so short!!! Appreciate what’s in front of you everyday!!!!

  • Carla

    RIP Doug Franco & stay strong Franco’s. <3

  • http://yahoo Kristina

    I love the Franco’s :( RIP Doug
    May your family live a wonderful life.

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