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'Real Housewives' Dad

Drops Dead Suddenly in Backyard

6/18/2014 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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91.

Diamond    

The decision in the COURT CASE is not theirs to make. Teresa and Joe are still CONVICTED CRIMINALS who need to be held accountable. Sorry for their recent loss, but they are still CONVICTED CRIMINALS

90 days ago
92.

tucker    

Sorry for his loss

90 days ago
93.

Bambi    

Right out of the script of the Godfather.

90 days ago
94.

killawolfman    

So sad I feel really bad for those girls

90 days ago
95.

Barb    

Horrific news. Mr. Guidice was only 63. If the Guidice's daughters were present it must have been a horrible experience…losing your Grandpa and Father while enjoying a family project. My prayers and heart goes out to all the Guidice's. May Mr. Guidice Rest in Peace.

90 days ago
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christy    

So awful especially if the children saw this happen. So sad no matter what Teresa & Joe have done wrong. It's wrong to wish this type of heartache towards anyones family and/or family members for those of you who are being nasty & snarky. (his dad wasn't charged with anything)

90 days ago
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BrooklynCat425    

Aww, come on posters he could have died from a heat stroke and please lets not
disrespect the deceased regardless of anything you may feel about his loved ones. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

90 days ago
98.

jpinPHX    

Regardless of everything that is happening with them..losing your father is tragic. RIP..

90 days ago
99.

Ginger    

We are all on our way. He's just ahead of us

90 days ago
100.

Dee    

Geesh TMZ...you all didn't let the body get cold before you published this story...smh.

90 days ago
101.

Jeanne    

Joe is under so much pressure, not only his legal issues but now besides worrying whats going to happen to his girls, he now has to worry about his mother. I know he did wrong but these are the things that make people snap.

90 days ago
102.

8======D    

That's sad. I already know how I 'm going to die. One day I'm going to get so stressed out my heart will explode and that'll be it.

90 days ago
103.

jjgg5    

Did he have a slice of orange peel in his mouth?

90 days ago
104.

t    

its no wonder the poor guy dropped dead...these two POSs shamed the big Italian family anf its names and the stress over all this has done the guy in...

90 days ago
105.

Jackie    

Karma

90 days ago
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