Frank Potenza, the uncle of Jimmy Kimmel and a long-time New York City police officer who retired in 2003 and became a often-used personality on his nephew's talk show, passed away this morning. He was 77.
Jimmy Kimmel Live has confirmed the news and released a statement referring to how much Frank's "kindness and humor" will be missed. His cause of death is unknown at this time.
"Thank you for your kind words about a very kind man - my Uncle Frank - who passed away this morning," Jimmy Tweeted a couple hours ago.