Wolves announce Karl Anthony Towns' mother has passed away due to COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday afternoon that Jacqueline Towns, the mother of star forward Karl Anthony Towns has passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

The statement reads as follows...

The Timberwolves organization is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Jacqueline Towns due to complications from COVID-19. In the four-plus years we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family. Her passion for life and for her family was palpable.
As Karl's number one fan, Jackie provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organization and staff at Target Center as she supported her son and the Timberwolves. The league, teams and players have come together in their support of Jackie and Karl and we are grateful for our NBA famgetily. We would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and medical personnel who cared for Jackie during her illness and all of Karl's fans who sent their support this past month. Our deepest condolences go out to Karl and his family during this difficult time.