Evelyn Lozada 'Basketball Wives' Reveals Her Stepfather Larry Died Due to COVID-19

Evelyn Lozada celebrated her stepfather’s first birthday in heaven shortly after he died of COVID-19.

Evelyn Lozada is mourning the death of her stepfather, Larry who passed away on April 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Basketball Wives” star paid tribute to her late stepfather on what would have been his birthday.

Evelyn Lozada at a signing event for her book "The Perfect Date" in June 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Evelyn Lozada at a signing event for her book "The Perfect Date" in June 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Evelyn took to her Instagram yesterday to share a photo of Larry with her and one where he’s cradling her daughter, Shaniece Hairston when she was a baby.

The death of Evelyn’s stepfather coincided with another death in a basketball star’s family due to COVID-19.

In her post’s caption, Evelyn revealed that Larry died from COVID-19. She also fondly shared that he was “the greatest stepfather a girl can ask for.” She thanked him for their great memories and ended her message with a birthday greeting. “Happy birthday in paradise,” she wrote.

Evelyn received an outpour of condolences from friends and fans on her post. Fellow basketball wives, Larsa Pippen, Keri Hilson, and Shaunie O'Neal wrote supportive messages. Keri wrote, "God be with your Mother and family," while Larsa and Shaunie dropped prayer emojis. 

The death of Evelyn’s stepfather coincided with another death in a basketball star’s family due to COVID-19. Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns also lost his mother, Jacqueline Towns to the virus this week.

Jacqueline had been plagued with the pandemic for a month before she succumbed to her death due to complications that arose from COVID-19. Last month, Karl shared a video revealing his mother’s condition. She had been put on a ventilator in a medically induced coma. 

A statement was released by Karl’s family after his mother’s death revealing how strong and passionate she was. They also thanked the medical professionals who successfully treated Karl’s father who, unlike his wife, recovered from COVID-19.

According to the latest reports by the Center for Disease Control,  COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 24,000 people in the United States. Worldwide, the number of deaths has reached over 130,000.

The virus is still gaining strength in recent days. According to a World Health Organization director, the US may be seeing three more waves of the outbreak even if the government manages to control the present cases. This is due to the world's interconnection. As long as there is an outbreak elsewhere, there is a big chance it will return to the US and Europe. 

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