Death of Frank Potenza

August 23, 2011
Los Angeles, California

Uncle Frank of 'Kimmel Show' fame dies at 77
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LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Potenza, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died early Tuesday. He was 77.

A statement from ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" said Potenza was "beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all."

"His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone he touched," the statement said. It did not include further details.

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