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Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Dies, Twitter Reacts

His "kindness and humor" will be missed

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Dies, Twitter Reacts
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It’s a sad day for fans of the popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! as “Uncle Frank” Potenza has passed away.

Frank Potenza was a former New York City police officer, where he spent 20 years on the force. Earlier in his career he was a personal security guard for Frank Sinatra.

News of “Uncle Franks” death of spread quickly around the Internet, as most things do. It’s currently a trending topic on Twitter as most people are responding to Jimmy Kimmel’s tweet:

thank you for your kind words about a very kind man – my Uncle Frank – who passed away this morning http://t.co/pPlZ3QG 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Shortly after this tweet was sent, people began replying giving their condolences for his loss. You can tell by some of these tweets that people are truly saddened by the passing of “Uncle Frank”.

So sorry for your loss, @jimmykimmel. Uncle Frank made a lot of people laugh over the years. 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

R.I.P uncle frank #jkl 6 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

OMG. Just heard that Uncle Frank from the Jimmy Kimmel show passed away today. He was 77 y/o. RIP, Uncle Frank :( 20 seconds ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Rip uncle frank 1 minute ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

oh man…Uncle Frank from the Jimmy Kimmel Show died :( That makes me sad 2 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

What’s some of your favorite memories of “Uncle Frank” on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show?

For more information about Frank’s death, head on over to his Famous Dead page, be sure to leave your condolences.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Uncle Frank Dies, Twitter Reacts
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  • zuttorizzo

    It is sad. I really enjoyed Uncle Frank!

  • http://twitter Diane

    It’s sad. I liked uncle Frank. he was so kind. we will miss hin on Jimmy Show

    • http://twitter Diana

      I liked Uncle Frank. He will be missed. R.I.P. Uncle Frank

  • Christie

    There are no words to express the loss of Uncle Frank, I loved him and will miss him so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jimmy for such a Tremendous loss. Tonights show has to be the hardest thing for you to do. I’m sorry

  • Kirsten Fraley

    That’s sooo sad. He was one of my favorites!! May he rest in peace and his family find peace!!
    …What did he die of??

  • Marie Parise

    OMG I can’t believe Uncle Frank is gone , I’ve been battling cancer , and miss the show for a while ,oh Jimmy I’m so so sorry , i love your show and I loved uncle Frank ,I will miss seeing him on the show .my thoughts and prayers go out to u and your family .