Karl-Anthony Towns mother passes due to COVID-19


It has been confirmed by NBA insider per the Athletic Shams Charania, that star Center Karl-Anthony Towns mother has passed due to the Coronavirus.

Towns released a video via social media a couple of weeks ago, confirming that his mother had been placed in a medically-induced coma due to the deadly virus.

“The Timberwolves organization extends its support and prayers to Jackie and the entire Towns family during this difficult time. Jackie is a part of our extended family and we, along with the rest of the NBA and its fans, will fight this battle with the Towns family. We are proud of Karl’s commitment to helping others, most recently with his donation of $100,000 to Mayo Clinic to further testing for COVID-19. Our organization is supporting all of our players’ and staff’s families to ensure they are up to date on how to stay safe, and where the nearest testing facilities are located. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this pandemic.”


Jacqueline Cruz (Town’s Mother) was only 52 years old at the time of the death, and the NBA community and Timberwolves organization are deeply saddened by the loss.

We send our condolences to the Towns’ family and all who are affected by this tragic loss. Remember to keep practicing social distancing and stay home!


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