I conked out after eating dinner tonight and woke up to the sad news that Frank Giudice dropped dead of an apparent heart attack today. No matter how you feel about the Giudices, this is certainly becoming a lot to take. Especially for the girls. Gia and her siblings are facing the real possibility that both of her parents will be going to prison in three weeks, and now they have lost their grandfather. Many reports had Joe’s parents as the leading option of who will take the girls when their parents serve their time.
Unlike Teresa’s father who has experienced many health issues, Joe’s dad was in relatively good health.
According to TMZ:
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.
ABC news says that Joe and Frank were chasing the family dog when Frank collapsed. However it happened, it appears to have been sudden and unexpected at one of the family homes. This means that it’s very likely that the girls were there when it happened. Teresa’s PR rep, Wendy Feldman, has confirmed the death but has yet to give a statement.
Thanks to everyone who emailed me. Much appreciated.