Sad news out of the Garden State!
Margaret Josephs’ ex-husband, Jan Josephs, has died “unexpectedly” at the age of 74.
On Monday, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star announced that Jan died “unexpectedly last week.”
“Today would have been Jan’s 75th birthday,” Margaret wrote on Instagram alongside a black and white photo of her ex-husband. “He passed away unexpectedly last week, and a piece of us died with him. We are heartbroken.”
While Margaret didn’t reveal Jan’s cause of death, PEOPLE reports that he died of a heart attack on August 26.
The 55-year-old went on to share that the night before Jan passed, she and he had “a beautiful conversation.” During the conversation, the former couple “bragged” about how “blessed” they were that their children were “successful and happy.”
“We spoke every day [sic]; he was my family,” Margaret explained, noting that Jan was “an amazing father, grandfather, friend [and] partner to his girlfriend.”
She added, “He loved everyone unconditionally, he loved Motown, working out, and Italian food, but most of all, he loved his family.”
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