Deepest condolences! Kent Damon, Matt Damon's father, has died battling cancer. He was 74, multiple sources have confirmed.
According to the Boston Globe, Kent passed away on December 14 from multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.
Recently, on December 11, while speaking with Extra, the 47-year-old Downsizing star sought prayers, saying:
My dad’s sick, so that’s been a process we’re going through. We’ll take any prayers you got, so yeah, throw ’em up there.
Matt Damon’s Father, Kent Damon, Dies at Age 74 After Battling Cancer: Details
Matt has skipped some recent promotional appearances to spend more time by his dad’s side in Boston.
Matt revealed that his father, a former stockbroker, found out that he had myeloma while attending a charity event for Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011.
According to WCVB, Matt, whose parents got divorced when he was only 2 years old, said that his father would “fight it to a standstill.” At the One Hundred Celebration in Boston, Matt thanked the medical staff for their assistance and reportedly said:
We’ve lost some close personal friends to cancer in recent years, but I never thought it would happen to my dad, the marathon runner. It sucked.
The Globe reports that Matt has been active in raising awareness and funds for cancer, having attended multiple benefits at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston and hosting his own in L.A.