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Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice's father Frank Giudice unexpectedly passed away on June 18, TMZ reports.

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According to TMZ, Teresa Giudice's father-in-law collapsed and died while working in Teresa and Joe's garden on a chicken coop.

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The 63-year-old's death was unexpected as he had no apparent health issues.

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Teresa and Joe, who are currently battling fraud charges and may serve time in prison, believe the cause of death was a massive heart attack, TMZ reports.

The story is still developing.

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