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Kent Damon, Father of Actor Matt Damon, Dies at 74

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Kent Damon, Father of Actor Matt Damon, Dies at 74
Following a battle with cancer that spanned multiple years, Kent Damon, father of Oscar winner Matt Damon, has died, the actor’s rep Jennifer Allen told the Boston Globe on Saturday. The senior Damon was 74. News came over the holiday weekend, but Kent Damon died on Dec. 14 following complications from multiple myeloma, a rare blood disease that affects bone marrow. Also Read: Tucker Carlson Defends Matt Damon, Says Media Fears Rose McGowan He was diagnosed in 2010 with the disease. “It’s been a slow unfolding; my dad’s sick, so that’s been a process we’re going through,” Matt Damon,
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Matt Damon's Dad Dies After Battle With Cancer

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Matt Damon's Dad Dies After Battle With Cancer
Matt Damon's dad, Kent Damon, has passed away at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer, the Boston Globe reports. Matt's publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed the news to the publication on Saturday, revealing that Kent died on Dec. 14 from multiple myeloma, which is a bone marrow cancer. While no other details have been disclosed, Matt recently asked for prayers while promoting his latest project, Downsizing. "My dad's sick, so that's been a process we're going through," he told Extra. "We'll take any prayers you got, so yeah, throw 'em up there." Our hearts go out to Matt and his family.
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Matt Damon's Father, Kent, Dies After Cancer Battle

Matt Damon's Father, Kent, Dies After Cancer Battle
Matt Damon is mourning the death of his father. 

Kent Damon died on Dec. 14 after a long battle with cancer, the actor's rep confirms to Et. He was 74. 

According to The Boston Globe, Kent died of multiple myeloma, a rare blood disease, after his condition had worsened in recent months. Damon -- who revealed that his father was battling myeloma while attending a benefit for Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011 -- had pulled out of several recent public appearances due to family matters.

In October, Damon canceled his appearance at the BAFTA Britannia Awards, where he was set to receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence, and skipped Monday's premiere of his new movie, Downsizing

Since news of his father's diagnosis, Damon has helped raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment. He's also attended several benefits for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston, as well as hostedd private fundraisers in Los Angeles.

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Matt Damon's Father Kent Damon Dead at Age 74

Matt Damon's Father Kent Damon Dead at Age 74
Matt Damon's dad Kent Damon has died after a long cancer battle. He was 74. The actor's father, a former stockbroker, passed away on December 14, E! News confirmed on Saturday. In 2011, Matt revealed his dad was battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that affects the plasma cells in bone marrow. At a benefit for Massachusetts General Hospital, the actor told Wcvb-tv that while the disease is incurable, his father was doing well and will "fight it to a standstill." His dad's condition had worsened in recent months, The Boston Globe reported. In late October, the actor flew to Boston and missed the 2017 Britannia Awards, citing a family emergency. At...
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Matt Damon's Father Battling Cancer

Matt Damon's Father Battling Cancer
Cambridge native Matt Damon flew home to Boston Wednesday night to extend a personal thank you to doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital for treating his father, Kent, who is currently in remission from the rare blood disease multiple myeloma. "My family is so grateful for the care you've given us,” Damon told the doctors, nurses and researchers honored at the hospital's One Hundred Celebration at the Westin Hotel. "It's deeply humbling to see how many people here are committing their lives to helping others." "We've lost some close personal friends to cancer in recent years, but I never thought it would happen to my dad,
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Celebrity Biography: Matt Damon

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Matt Damon is the second son of Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson- Paige. His older brother is named Kyle. His parents are not part of the Hollywood industry. Matt is of Finnish, English, and Scottish decent. He grew up in Cambridge after his parents’ divorce. Matt grew up being a close friend of Ben and Casey Affleck. After seeing Ben’s passion for acting he decided to follow his lead. Many times they would go to auditions together and sometimes they would leave right after school. His first film role came when he was eighteen, in a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts. It was a single line of dialogue and the movie was called Mystic Pizza. After high school he attended Harvard University, but dropped out a semester short of graduating to pursue his acting career. His major was English but he says he took classes more oriented to the dramatics of English.
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