Wednesday, October 5, 2011

James Franco's Father Passes Away

 Sad News, I thought I'd post it here since he is in the GH family now. From Showbiz411: 


Doug Franco, actor James Franco’s dad, passed away suddenly last week. He was 63. The news was just released by the family late tonight. Doug had a Harvard MBA and was a long time entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. He leaves his wife Betsy, mother of James, actor Dave and brother Tom. Doug Franco, who was of Swedish and Portugese descent, was one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet. He was also extremely proud of his sons. He told me during Oscar week how awed he was by James’s recent accomplishments and whirlwind of activity– a nomination, the hosting, the school stuff, all of it. And it was with Doug that I happened to walk up the stairs to the stage of the Kodak Theater when the Academy Awards ended this year. He was so eager to congratulate James and take family pictures. A lovely guy, gone way too soon. Condolences to the Franco and Verne families.


Bren said...

I was so sorry to read about his father's sudden passing at such a young age. I know James is very close with his parents. RIP Doug.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to Mr. Franco's family. So sorry for their loss. said...

Pretty helpful piece of writing, thanks so much for your post.