Once upon a time, Oscar-nominated American actor James Franco, who has worked with adored comedian Seth Rogen on multiple occasions, was the biggest name in all of Hollywood. The two became fast friends while working together on films like This Is the End, Pineapple Express, and The Interview, and they went on to become modern comedy icons for the way they reworked the genre to fit their own hilarious, often puerile standards.
However, by the year 2018, some eight years after his Oscar nomination for the Danny Boyle film 127 Hours, James Franco had become something of an industry outcast, with all comedy collaborations coming to an abrupt and unsatisfying end.
In January 2018, the actor’s career hit a snag when several former students of his acting school, Studio 4, accused him of sexual misconduct. This became apparent in June 2021, three years later, when the actor settled a lawsuit accusing him of encouraging his students to perform explicit sex acts on camera for a fee of $2,235,000.
Former students Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal filed the lawsuit in October 2019, alleging that Franco “engaged in widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior towards female students by sexualizing their power as a teacher and employer by dangling the opportunity for roles in their projects.”
During an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Podcast in December 2021, Franco addressed this court case, admitting, “Over the course of my teaching, I did sleep with students, and that was wrong.” But, he continues, “As I said, that’s not why I started the school, and I wasn’t the one who picked the students. This wasn’t some elaborate plot devised by me.
Is Franco Harris Still Alive?
Franco is no longer alive, so the answer is no. President of the Professional Football Hall of Fame Jim Porter released the following statement to WTAE: “We’ve lost a great football player,
a great representative of the Hall, and, more importantly, one of the finest gentlemen anyone will ever meet. It’s not just football that Franco changed; he influenced countless people for the better in many other areas of their lives as well.”
What Was Franco Harris’s Cause Of Death?
Jim Porter, president of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, released the following statement to WTAE: “We’ve lost a great football player, a great representative of the Hall, and, most importantly, one of the finest gentlemen anyone could hope to meet. It’s not just football that Franco changed; he influenced countless people for the better in many other areas of their lives as well.”
The publication also noted that the “cause of death was not immediately known” for Franco. Dok, Franco’s son, told the Associated Press that his father passed away “overnight,” though he did not specify what caused his death.
Franco’s greatest moment came in 1972 when he decided to keep running when the rest of his team had stopped for a safety and ultimately won a playoff game for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Oakland Raiders. As the “immaculate reception,” it was the Steelers’ first playoff victory in four decades. From 1972 until 1983, Franco suited up for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following this miraculous play, Franco’s football career skyrocketed, and he went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks for a combined 12 seasons before calling it quits.
After leaving the NFL, Franco opened a bakery and became involved in philanthropy, becoming the chairman of Pittsburgh Promise, an organization that awards college scholarships to students attending public schools in Pittsburgh.
Franco Harris’s Wife And Children
Franco leaves behind a wife and a son. According to major tunes, Franco’s son is named Dok, and his wife’s name is Dana Dokmanovich.
Franco “Dok” Harris Dokmanovich was the only child of Franco and Dana. A lot of people want to know what happened to Franco Harris’s kids. Dok, one of his sons, is his only child. Dok is said to have had a great upbringing thanks to the fact that he was his parent’s only child.
Football fans in Pittsburgh and beyond were shocked by Franco Harris’s untimely death. Terry Bradshaw, a longtime friend, and teammate was one of many people left reeling from the news. Bradshaw said of him, “He was seriously just a good guy,” on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning Football. Not once did anyone get close enough to catch up to him?