James Franco Mourning the Death of His Father

October 05, 2011 04:40:21 GMT

'It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away,' confirms James' mother, Betsy Franco, on her Twitter account without detailing the exact time and cause of Doug's death.

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James Franco has lost his father. Words recently came out that 63-year-old Doug passed away suddenly sometime last week. Exact date and cause of the Franco patriarch's death have yet to be disclosed, but James' mother, Betsy Franco, has made use of her Twitter account to confirm the sad news.

"It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away," wrote Betsy on Monday, October 3. In remembrance of her husband, the writer/actress added, "He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too." 33-year-old James himself has not released any statement regarding his father's passing.

Doug had a Harvard MBA and was a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur. He met James' mother Betsy while the two were attending Stanford University together. When James co-hosted this year's Oscar, he was on hand with his wife. Beside the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" star, he also leaves behind two other sons, Dave Franco and Tom Franco.


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posted by petlover99 on May 01, 2013
dear betsy, dave and tom, i am sorry about ur dad. sorry i just seen this. i have been james fan and on his and dave friend list on fb for two months. bless uall and love uall
posted by petlover99 on May 01, 2013
james ive only been ur fan for two months now. and i just saw this about ur dad. im very truly sorry about it. i know and see that it happened two years ago. love u baby james franco
posted by SashaGriff on Oct 24, 2011
So sorry for the loss of his father. I sincerely hope James and his family mourn and heal together. Losing a parent unexpectedly is a brutal experience. Peace to you and yours.

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