Jacqueline Cruz Towns, the mother of Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, has died due to complications from Coronavirus.
A family spokesperson confirmed her death in a statement released by his team on Monday.
“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 13th,” the statement said.
“Jackie was many things to many people — a wife, a 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 Towns family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of love and support they have received during this very difficult time.”
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 13, 2020
Before her death, Karl-Anthony disclosed that his mom had been battling the virus for more than a month and had been placed in an induced coma on Instagram.
His father, Karl Towns Sr., also contracted Coronavirus but was said to be doing well while in quarantine.