Karl-Anthony Towns’ Mother Passes Away Due To COVID-19

Jacqueline Towns, the mother of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, has passed away due to COVID-19 complications, a Towns family spokesperson announced today (via the Timberwolves’ Twitter).

“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 13,” the statement reads. “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.

“… The family is devastated by their tremendous loss, and respectfully requests privacy in this time of great mourning.”

The Timberwolves’ big man had previously revealed in a YouTube video that his mother was in a coma after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. Towns’ father, Karl Sr., also tested positive for COVID-19 but was said in March to be recovering well after being briefly hospitalized.

We at Hoops Rumors send our condolences to Karl-Anthony, as well as to the rest of Jacqueline’s family and friends.

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12 thoughts on “Karl-Anthony Towns’ Mother Passes Away Due To COVID-19

  1. twinsfan368

    Dang RIP Jaqueline. Prayers for KAT and his dad. This is awful and I hope he and his dad will fight through this.

  2. KnicksFanCavsFan

    My supervisor supreme condolences. My mom had it not long ago. Thank God Almighty she was blessed and able to push thru it without any serious complications. I tell you, you hear of these things happening but usually it’s happening far away. Between this and 911 the world became really, really small. I pray everyday they find a cure and vaccine. My prayers go out to anyone dealing with it directly or indirectly. Let’s all take this very serious.

  3. Treveon Graham

    She’s been to some of our games this season when I played there. RIP Jacqueline.

  4. El Don

    She’s living in God’s memory now. Hopefully the family can take comfort on this fact at this terribly devastating moment for them. Such a tragedy!

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