Jacqueline Towns, mother of NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns, died on Monday due to a coronavirus.
A statement by Towns Family spokesperson has been posted on Twitter by Minnesota Timberwolves. His statement reads “Jackie, as she was affectionately known among family and friends, had been battling the virus for more than a month when she succumbed on April 13th.”
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 13, 2020
“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.”
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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.
“The Town Family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of love and support they have acknowledged during this very difficult time. 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 in this time of great mouming.”
Karl-Anthony Towns gave a message on his Instagram account a few days ago to alert people to coronavirus. He gave the message for everyone “WE CAN BEAT THIS, BUT THIS IS SERIOUS AND WE NEED TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION.”
“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.”