Father of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Star Joe Giudice Dead

He was found outside the couple's home.

ByBen Candea, Katie Conway and Lesley Messer
June 18, 2014, 7:38 PM

— -- The father of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Joe Giudice died today. He was 63.

Frank Giudice was found outside the couple's home, said a spokeswoman for Joe and his wife, Teresa Giudice. Joe and his father were chasing their dog when Frank suddenly fell ill

The cause of death hasn't been released.

The Giudices are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges in March. Both face possible jail time.

Joe Giudice, who has three children with his Bravo star wife, also faces possible deportation to his native Italy.

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