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Karl-Anthony Towns mother, Jacqueline Towns, dies from complications of COVID-19

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 4: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves stands for the national anthem before the game on March 04, 2020 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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This is tragic news.

Jacqueline Towns, the mother of Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, has died due to complications of COVID-19, the team announced Monday.

She had been in a medically-induced coma due to the disease for at least a week. KAT talked about in an emotional Instagram post last week.

There have been more than 22,000 deaths and 550,000 confirmed cases nationwide of COVID-19, although reputable infectious disease experts think those numbers are on the low side.

Our thoughts go out to the Towns and Timberwolves families.