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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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106.

Flossi Butterly    

Joe hold your head up while everyone pointing a finger to judge you they doing the same hustle for their family just in another way. You are a great guy and the community send our deepest well wishes to you and your family at this time and know God will help you though all of this.

95 days ago
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critically acclaimed    

With a son and daughter in law like that its amazing he hasnt had a heart attack sooner

95 days ago
108.

critically acclaimed    

With a lowlife son & daughter in law that he had its amazing he didnt have a heart attack much,much sooner

95 days ago
109.

Karma    

He'll miss seeing Teresa & Joe wearing PRISON ORANGE!!!

95 days ago
110.

FREEDOM    

ALL OF YOU WHO ARE RIPPING ON A MAN WHO LOST HIS LIFE SHOWS HOW TRULY MANGLED YOUR BRAIN IS. F.U.C.K. ALL OF YOU.

95 days ago
111.

FREEDOM    

BLESS HIS SOUL , FOR HE IS NOT FORGOTTEN.

95 days ago
112.

Dellie    

Sorry to hear that. RIP

94 days ago
113.

Lindsay    

I bet they called TMZ before they called 911.

94 days ago
114.

Kim     

So sorry for your families loss.

94 days ago
115.

Truth44    

:( Prayers to their family...

94 days ago
116.

toby799    

I never comment on these sites but the comments being made here are horrible!!!!!! A husband, father and grandfather died not an animal! Have some respect for his family, especially his granddaughters!

68 days ago
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