Karl-Anthony Towns' mother Jacqueline Cruz dies of Covid-19 complications

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The Kings won 113-109. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Jackie Cruz, the mother of former Kentucky Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns, has passed away after a battle with COVID-19.

The Minnesota Timberwolves reported the news in a statement.:

Cruz was in intensive care and on a ventilator in recent weeks. She had been battling symptoms for more than a month.