Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Passes Away

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Such sad news to report. Lovely Uncle Frank Potenza from Jimmy Kimmel Live! died early yesterday morning. The silver haired guard was a staple on the show featuring in many comedic sketches. He was only 77 when he passed away and details around the cause of  death have not yet been released. ABC‘s statement reads, “It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ mourn the loss of ‘Uncle Frank’ Potenza. He was beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all. His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone he touched.”

Before working on Jimmy Kimmel‘s — his nephew — show, Frank spent 2 decades as an NYC police officer.  Kimmel tweeted, “thank you for your kind words about a very kind man – my Uncle Frank – who passed away this morning.”

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