Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, the mother of Karl-Anthony Towns, the leader of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, died yesterday at the age of 58 due to complications of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the club said.
“We are sad to announce that Jacqueline Towns has died of Covid-19 complications,” the team said in a statement. “In more than four years, she became part of our family. She was Karl’s first fan and constantly gave him positive energy. ”
NEWS: Statement from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jacqueline Towns: pic.twitter.com/j6iSoaZvo0
– Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) April 13, 2020
The 24-year-old Tauns had previously called on everyone to take Covid-19 seriously, citing his mother, who was hospitalized and previously in a coma. For her, the coronavirus caused serious respiratory problems, which led to Taun’s mother also being connected to a ventilator.
The NBA and almost all other professional and non-professional sports leagues around the world have been relocated or abolished altogether. It is not known whether the NBA season will continue or whether the season will be canceled.
Tauns, who has an active maximum contract with Minnesota’s Timberwolves, has stood out in 35 games this season with 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. He treated the injury this season and skipped several games.
Karl-Anthony Towns sends a heartfelt message urging everyone to take the coronavirus seriously after his mom was hospitalized and put in a medically induced coma.
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2020