frank giudice real housewives of new jersey dies Father of 'Real Housewives of  New Jersey's' Joe Giudice collapses and dies in family gardenTragedy has struck a member of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” family.

Joe Giudice’s father Frank was building a chicken coop in Joe and wife Teresa’s garden, when he suddenly collapsed and died, reports TMZ.

Frank, who appeared with his son and daughter-in-law on the Bravo franchise, reportedly did not suffer from any health problems.

TMZ reports Joe and Teresa think the 63-year-old died from a massive heart attack.