Giannis Antetokounmpo's Father Charles Dies at Age 54

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistSeptember 30, 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 27:  Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court in the second quarter in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 27, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images))
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The Milwaukee Bucks announced Saturday that Giannis Antetokounmpo's father, Charles, has died. 

"The Bucks family is heartbroken about the sudden death of Giannis' father, Charles," general manager Jon Horst said in a statement. "The entire organization, his teammates and coaches are here to support Giannis and his family during this incredibly difficult time. Charles was a big part of the Bucks and will be terribly missed by us all. On behalf of ownership, we express our utmost condolences and offer our prayers to Giannis and his family."

According to the the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Rick Barrett, Charles, 54, died of a heart attack during a visit to Milwaukee. 

Charles was married to Veronica Antetokounmpo and had five children, per The National Herald, including Giannis and former New York Knicks draft choice Thanasis. 

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