Both of NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns parents had been battling coronavirus. His father was able torecoverl, but his mother Jacqueline Cruz passed away on Monday. She was 58 years old.
According to reports she had fallen into a coma in a hospital while battling the illness.
“The Towns family is heartbroken,” a spokesperson from the Timberwolves 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 13.”
“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.”