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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' news: Joe Giudice's dad dies suddenly

Teresa and Joe Giudice
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In shocking news today, Joe Giudice's father passed away suddenly while at his son's house. On Wednesday, Radar Online shared the news about Frank Giudice. Fans of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" know Frank from being shown on the series. He will be greatly missed on the show and by his family.

US Magazine shared that Joe and Frank were chasing the dog Simba around the yard when Frank fell down. He collapsed and they did call 911 but it was too late. He was only 63-years-old at the time of his death. Teresa was not at home when it happened. It was just Joe and one of his daughters there when it all went down. They have not revealed which daughter was there with him. Frank was survived by his wife.

At this time, Teresa and Joe Giudice are asking for their privacy. The death of Joe's dad was shocking and they are already going through a lot. The family is not speaking out and is just now dealing with everything on their own. This is a very difficult time for them.

Right now they are working on trying to deal with their fraud case and the possibility that Joe could end up in jail for a long time. It has to be hard on the family to be dealing with this big loss on top of it. The actual trial is coming up soon and Bravo has been filming the entire thing for this upcoming season.

"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" will be returning to Bravo on Sunday July 13. Fans of the show are excited to have it coming back and watch all of the drama unfold. This should be a really great season of the show including the trial and the return of Dina Manzo. You will not want to miss this one.