The NBA family is in mourning.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Monday that Jacqueline Towns, the mother of All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns, has passed away due to complications related to COVID-19.
On March 24, Towns posted a video on his Instagram channel, announcing to the world that his mom was battling the illness.
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Sharing my story in the hopes that everyone stays at home! We need more equipment and we need to help those medical personnel on the front lines. Thank you to the medical staff who are helping my mom. You are all the true heroes! Praying for all of us at this difficult time.
Anyone who watches and loves the NBA knows the league is one giant family. Upon hearing the news, that family reached out via social media to show love and supports for the Towns family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Karl-Anthony Towns, his family, and anyone who knew and loved Jacqueline.
Damn man. Praying for KAT and his family. Terrible News https://t.co/y2ZBMbfSxd— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) April 13, 2020
Sending my love and prayers to my brother @KarlTowns and his family❤️ 🙏🏾— Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside) April 13, 2020
Mrs. Towns was always warm and sweet. Praying for the whole Towns family. RIP....🙏🏾— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 13, 2020
Praying for KAT and his family right now!!!!! God please be with him— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) April 13, 2020
Praying for you and the fam🙏🏽❤️ https://t.co/K7dlbiSfsf— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) April 13, 2020
I’m so sorry @KarlTowns love you bro! Thoughts and prayer to your family.— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) April 13, 2020
Man... thoughts and prayers with you and the entire family @KarlTowns 🙏🏾— Chris Paul (@CP3) April 13, 2020
Man, prayers to KAT and his family. Sitting here trying to find the words to say...just so sad. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) April 13, 2020
Wow 😢. Praying for you and the family right now bro @KarlTowns 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) April 13, 2020