Karl-Anthony Towns' mother, Jacqueline Cruz, has passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
Cruz was placed in a medically induced coma last month.
“Jackie was many things to many people – a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister aunt and friend,” a family spokesperson said in a statement released by the Wolves. “The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an incredible source of strength; a fiery, caring extremely loving person, who touched everyone she met. Her passion was palpable and her energy will never be replaced.”
Towns' father, Karl Sr., had also tested positive for COVID-19 but has been recovering.