Tragic news … Karl-Anthony Towns‘ mother, Jacqueline Towns, has died after a lengthy battle with coronavirus.
The Minnesota Timberwolves star announced last month his mom contracted the disease in mid-March … and was put in a medically induced coma shortly after because of complications.
But, the T-Wolves said Monday she succumbed to the virus.
“The Towns family is heartbroken by the untimely passing of Jacqueline Towns, due to complications as a result of COVID-19,” the team said in a statement.
“Jackie, as she was affectionately known among family and friends, has been battling the virus for more than a month when she succumbed on April 13th.”
The statement continued, “Jackie was many things to many people – a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an incredible source of strength; a fiery, caring, and extremely loving person, who touched everyone she met. Her passion was palpable and her energy will never be replaced.”
Towns’ father, Karl Towns Sr., had also been infected by the virus … but made a full recovery.
“The Towns family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of love and support they have received during this very difficult time,” the T-Wolves said. “They would like to thank the medical warriors at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and JFK Medical Center, who fought for Jackie day in and day out, and helped Karl Sr. recover from the same virus that took Jackie’s life.”
“The family is devastated by their tremendous loss, and respectfully requests privacy at this time of great mourning.”
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