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Matt Damon ‘ s father dies after a long battle with cancer

In this Sept. 5, 2004 file photo, Matt Damon is kissed by his father, Kent , prior to the screening of the film “The Bourne Supremacy” at the 30th American film festival of Deauville, in Normandy, France.

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Matt Damon’s father has recently died after a long battle with cancer.

Kent Damon, 74, died Dec. 14 in Massachusetts, of complications of multiple myeloma, a rare blood disorder, Damon’s publicist Jennifer Allen said on Saturday.

Kent Damon was diagnosed in 2010, but his condition still got worse and worse recently.

His A-list son has worked to raise awareness and money for cancer research and treatment, because his father was diagnosed. The “Good will Hunting” and “Jason Bourne” star hosted private fundraisers in Los Angeles and attended benefits for the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center in Boston.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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