Frank Giudice, the father of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice, died suddenly in the backyard of his son's home this afternoon.
He was 63 years old.
According to TMZ, Frank had no history of health problems when he keeled over while building a chicken coop in his son and daughter-in-law's garden.
Joe and Teresa Giudice believe Frank suffered a massive heart attack, as he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both halves of the famous couple, meanwhile, are facing many years of prison time on charges of mortgage and financial fraud.