"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. Jackie was many things to many people—a wife, 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."
The World Health Organization has confirmed more than 1.9 million cases of the coronavirus and 118,459 deaths from COVID-19 across the world, according to CNN.
Towns announced March 24 that his mother had been placed in a medically induced coma and implored fans to take every precaution necessary during the ongoing pandemic.
Towns' agent confirmed to ESPN shortly thereafter that his father, Karl Sr., had also tested positive for COVID-19 and was "recovering well" in self-quarantine.
A little over a week before his mother's positive test, Towns announced he was donating $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic to help expand COVID-19 testing capabilities.