Teresa Giudice and husband Joe Giudice are currently struggling as a family with their legal troubles making headlines and producers relying on the drama for ratings in the new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The family has displayed solidarity and even defiance in the face of their struggles.
However, there has been some more bad news that is sure to rock the whole clan. There’s been a sudden, unexpected death of a patriarch in the Giudice family.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice — who is facing years in prison — 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 coup in the garden when he fell to the ground. [via TMZ]
Frank Giudice was only 63-years-old and the same sources say he had no apparent health problems at the time of his death.
TMZ also reports, Joe and Teresa suspect Frank had a “massive heart attack”, but as EMTs are currently at the house it’s far too early to tell for sure.