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James Franco Mourning the Death of His Father

October 5, 2011 (4:40 am) 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.

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 "" star, he also leaves behind two other sons, and Tom Franco.

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