The Giudice family has been dealt a lot of blows this year, and they just keep coming: Frank Giudice, Joe Giudice's dad, has died. According to TMZ, Frank was busy building a chicken coop in Joe's garden when he collapsed. The exact cause of the 63-year-old's death, while suspected to be a massive heart attack, is still unknown; as of about an hour ago, EMTs were reportedly still at the Giudice household.

This tragedy comes just after a truckload of legal woes for Joe and his wife, Teresa Giudice. The pair, who both turned 42 last month, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud on March 4, and are each facing years of jail time — we'll find out just how much if their sentencing takes place as planned on July 8. Joe will be facing additional charges related to presenting a false ID for a driver's license on July 14. It's really shaping up to be the worst summer ever for the reality TV family.

Frank leaves behind three children — Joe, plus his siblings Maria and Pete — and at least four grandchildren (Joe and Teresa have four daughters, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana). Our thoughts go out to the whole Giudice family during this difficult time.

Source: TMZ