NBA world send support to Karl-Anthony Towns after star's mother dies from COVID-19

Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 8:08PM
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There's been an outpouring of sadness in the NBA world after the mother of Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns died of COVID-19.

The franchise released a statement today confirming Jacqueline's tragic death after fighting the illness for a month.

"The Towns family is heartbroken by the untimely passing of Jacqueline Towns due to complications as a result of COVID-19," the statement read.

Fans have sent in their messages of support to Karl-Anthony Towns and his family on social media.

Towns, the 24-year-old No. 1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, had donated $AUD156,000 to the Mayo Clinic in the wake of the pandemic.

His father Karl Towns Sr. also contracted coronavirus, but was said to be doing well while in quarantine.