Uncle Frank Potenza of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Dies at 77


Uncle Frank Potenza of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Dies at 77


Show host Jimmy Kimmel himself has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their condolence as writing, 'thank you for your kind words about a very kind man - my Uncle Frank.'

"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" has lost its frequent guest comedian. Uncle Frank Potenza, a former police officer who was brought in by host Jimmy Kimmel in 2003 as a security guard and on-air contributor, passed away at the age of 77 early Tuesday, August 23.

Kimmel himself has taken to Twitter to thank fans for expressing their condolences to him. Along with a link to the news of Potenza's passing, he tweeted, "thank you for your kind words about a very kind man - my Uncle Frank - who passed away this morning."

His late night show, which is on hiatus until September 6, has also released a statement honoring the late Potenza. "It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' mourn the loss of 'Uncle Frank' Potenza," the statement read. "He was beloved by his co-workers and considered an Uncle to all."

Before joining Kimmel's talk show, Potenza served 20 years as a New York City police officer. He also worked for 20 years as a security guard at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. He is survived by three daughters and a newborn granddaughter.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Goes Braless in Completely Sheer Top. See the Eye-Popping Pics
  2. Suki Waterhouse Flashes Nipples in See-Through Dress During Chilly Beach Photo Shoot
  3. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  4. Brad Pitt Reportedly Moving In With Kate Hudson Amid Angelina Jolie Divorce
  5. Jennifer Lopez Breaks Silence on Her Relationship With Drake
  6. Angelina Jolie Loses Her Team's Trust Amid Brad Pitt Custody War
  7. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  8. Kim Kardashian Did Want to Divorce Kanye West. Here's Why She Stays
  9. Blake Lively 'Livid' Over Ryan Reynolds' Possible Reunion With Ex-Wife Scarlett Johansson
  10. Report: Angelina Jolie Is Forced to Hand Over Kids to Brad Pitt

CELEBS PHOTO