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'Real Housewives' Dad

Drops Dead Suddenly in Backyard

6/18/2014 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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4:45 PM PT --
The Giudice's rep just told TMZ, "The ONLY focus of both Joe and Teresa is their family right now, especially the girls. No decisions about the court case or the show are being addressed today."
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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" 
star Joe Giudice -- who is facing years in prison on fraud charges -- just got struck with a profound tragedy ... his dad just collapsed and died in Joe's garden.

Frank Giudice -- who also appears on "Real Housewives of New Jersey" along with Joe and Teresa -- was building a chicken coop in the garden when he fell to the ground.

We're told Frank had no apparent health issues.  Joe and Teresa believe he suffered a massive heart attack, but it's too early to tell.  EMTs are still at the house at the time this story was posted.

Frank was 63.

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immamamma    

That was fast reporting, wow. Rip, very sad...

128 days ago
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harvey is racist    

good riddance.

128 days ago
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Pcofwork    

That's terrible, I feel for the family, they seem to be very close-knit. Devastating.

128 days ago
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Just Steve    

All I have to say is this man was a good man. This man could build a chicken coupe like no other, a chicken coupe so dam good ud think Jesus made it. My heart goes out to his family. Rip, may god have mercy on ur soul.

128 days ago
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MILK    

LOL

128 days ago
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Peekie    

So sad prayers for the family

128 days ago
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Usagi-chan    

Could it be related to stress? I can't imagine having that son and daughter in law as being easy.

128 days ago
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Rigby    

He died because his son brought shame to the family and embarrassment. Thieves.

128 days ago
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CommonSensory    

Sounds like a scene from The Godfather or something. Crazy.

128 days ago
10.

janie    

My deepest sympathies for his family and friends.

128 days ago
11.

chicagoannie    

Coop, not "coup."

Thought maybe "garden" was slang for prison visiting area....guess Joe's not in jail (or deported) yet.

128 days ago
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Truth    

PULEEEZ... OF COURSE THE OLD MAN HAD HEALTH ISSUES. LOOK AT EM. DUDE NEEDS TO LOSE 40-50 LBS. NO 1 DROPS DEAD WITH ZERO HEALTH ISSUES. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME DUDE HAD FULL CHECK-UP, MEANING BLOOD TESTS, HEART CHECK, ULTRASOUND, ENDOSCOPIES, ETC. XACTLY! #TRUTH!!

128 days ago
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Jo Seney    

Sad but true, I knew Joe was going to be the death of him! He is no son, he is a low life piece of trash like his wife!

128 days ago
14.

sophiastormy    

possibly poison.

128 days ago
15.

cat    

Sad

128 days ago
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