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.
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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, told Extra in a recent interview