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Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother Jacqueline dies from coronavirus

Karl Anthony Towns

The NBA community has felt the impact of the coronavirus from the moment Rudy Gobert tested positive, and unfortunately the disease has permanently changed the life of Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns.

The Timberwolves announced on Monday that Towns’ mother, Jacqueline, has died from complications that were the result of her contracting COVID-19.

Towns shared an emotional video on Instagram three weeks ago in which he revealed that his mother had been placed into a medically induced coma after testing positive for the coronavirus. He said he thought she had been getting better at one point before she took a turn for the worse and needed to be placed on a ventilator. Towns said at the time that both of his parents were not feeling well, but his father was released by doctors and told to self-quarantine.

Several NBA players have tested positive for the coronavirus, but fortunately none have had major complications. Our thoughts are with Towns and his family during this incredibly difficult time.

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