Matt Damon’s father Kent died on Dec. 14 after an extended battle with most cancers, the actor’s publicist confirmed to the Day by day Information on Saturday.
He was 74.
Kent Damon had been affected by a number of myeloma — a uncommon blood most cancers — which had solely turn out to be worse in current months.
The “Good Will Searching” star had requested for prayers for his father whereas selling his upcoming movie “Downsizing” simply days earlier than his dad’s demise.
“It has been a gradual unfolding, my dad’s sick, in order that’s been a course of we’re going by,” he advised “Additional” on Dec. 11. “We’ll take any prayers you bought, so throw ’em up there.”
Matt Damon had reportedly been touring between his press excursions and Boston to go to his father throughout his sickness.
In 2011, the actor had revealed his father was in remission for the most cancers and the father-son duo attending a fund-raiser for Massachusetts Basic Hospital’s Most cancers Care Middle that very same yaer and hosted a personal fund-raiser to learn the Middle for Most cancers Immunology in 2016.
“We have misplaced some shut private pals to most cancers in recent times, however I by no means thought it might occur to my dad, the marathon runner,” Damon stated. “It sucked.”
Damon had not publicly said that his father, a former stockbroker, had handed regardless of doing a number of interviews in current weeks to advertise “Downsizing.”
In lots of the interviews, he was slammed for his inappropriate feedback in regards to the #MeToo motion and sexual harassment in Hollywood.