Franco’s Father Dies

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October 4, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Actor James Franco is in mourning following the death of his father.
The recent passing of Douglas Eugene Franco was confirmed by the 127 Hours star’s mom, Betsy.

In a post on her account on Monday, she wrote, “It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away. He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too.”