The Minnesota Timberwolves announced through a family spokesperson that Karl-Anthony Towns' mother passed away Monday due to complications of COVID-19.
"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 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."
Towns' father Karl Sr. also had the virus, but has since recovered, the statement said.
In a statement, the Timberwolves extended their condolences.
Jacqueline Towns was put into a medically induced coma back in March, CNN reported.