We have just learned of the sad news, that, Dave’s father Doug Franco has passed away recenlty. It has been confirmed by Betsy via Twitter
@FrancosMom: It is true that my sweet, generous husband passed away. He gave so much to his three sons and me, and to many other people, too.
As this is a fansite in which we show our love & support for Dave, we’d like to take a moment to show our support for him in his time of mourning and our condolences go out to the entire Franco Family.
Doug Franco, actor James Franco’s dad, passed away suddenly last week. He was 63. The news was just released by the family late tonight. Doug had a Harvard MBA and was a long time entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. He leaves his wife Betsy, mother of James, actor Dave and brother Tom. Doug Franco, who was of Swedish and Portugese descent, was one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet. He was also extremely proud of his sons. He told me during Oscar week how awed he was by James’s recent accomplishments and whirlwind of activity– a nomination, the hosting, the school stuff, all of it. And it was with Doug that I happened to walk up the stairs to the stage of the Kodak Theater when the Academy Awards ended this year. He was so eager to congratulate James and take family pictures. A lovely guy, gone way too soon. Condolences to the Franco and Verne families.