James Franco’s dad, Doug, has died

Filed in Gather Celeb News Channel by on October 4, 2011 0 Comments

James Franco has lost his father. The actor’s mother, Betsy, confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday. Doug Franco was only 63 years old, and his cause of death is still unclear.
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“It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away. He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too,” Betsy tweeted. This news is very sad and shocking, as James Franco was close to his dad. It’s never easy to lose someone close to you, and losing a parent—especially young—is one of the hardest things to deal with.

James Franco has not released a statement, but it does sound like his dad’s death was very sudden—and tragic. It may take some time before more information is released, as this news is just seeping out now. It is believed that Doug died over the weekend, as another one of Betsy’s tweets suggested there was trouble on Sunday. “I’ll be back soon. Attending to very important things,” she wrote.

© Effie Orfanides 2011

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