Kent Damon, Matt Damon's father, dies at 74

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DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 5: Actor Matt Damon and his father attend the 'The Bourne Supremacy' premiere at the 30th Deauville American Film Festival on September 5, 2004 in Deauville, France.

Matt Damon's father has died.

Kent Damon, 74, died Dec. 14, Entertainment Tonight reported. He died of multiple myeloma, which he had been diagnosed with several years ago. His actor son used his celebrity status to raise money for research into the rare form of cancer.

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Matt Damon recently pulled out of public appearances, including the premiere of his latest movie, "Downsizing," in order to spend time with his family, Entertainment Tonight reported.