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Adored TV Judge Frank Caprio Announced Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis: He Asks For Prayers

Judge Frank Caprio. Photo/Instagram

Adored Judge Frank Caprio, also known as "the nicest judge in the world, announced his pancreatic cancer diagnosis and asked his fans to pray for him. For years, he carried the reputation as one of Providence's most respected judges but gained national recognition when he starred in the daytime show "Caught in Providence." The show was nominated for an Emmy in 2021 after showing the judge's compassion, rapport, and honorable decisions he made in his courtroom. 

Judge Caprio shared that he learned of his diagnosis around his 87th birthday, explaining in his video, "This birthday is a little different than any other I have ever had. Quite recently, I was not feeling well and received a medical examination, and the report was not good. And so I have been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas, which is an insidious form of cancer." He sounded hopeful about the fact that he has a "wonderful team of doctors, yet still asking his supporters to "please pray for me." 

He continued his optimism by explaining an appreciation of others, "I pray that God guides their thoughts and their hands in their treatment of me. I know this is a long road and I'm fully prepared to fight as hard as I can," Caprio said. "One thing that people ask me is, 'What can I do for you?' First of all, I can't thank all of you enough for your friendship and your kind messages. But I would ask each of you, in your own way, to please pray for me," Caprio continued. "I am in need of the power of prayer, which I believe, in addition to the medical treatment that I'm receiving, is the most powerful weapon to help me survive this."

In addition to serving as a judge in Rhode Island since 1985, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Suffolk University School of Law. According to his website, "At Suffolk University School of Law, he founded the Antonio "Tup" Caprio Scholarship Fund. This scholarship, named for the Judge's father, is awarded to Rhode Island students who are committed to improving access to legal services in underserved neighborhoods. He has also established scholarships named in honor of his dad at Providence College; and at Providence's Central High School."

We wish him well.

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Natalie Montgomery
Dec 14, 2023

Yeah, he doesn't play. Last I watched him he was a traffic court judge, a male Judge Judy.

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