Scottie Pippen, Basketball Legend, Loses Firstborn Son Antron, 33, to Asthma

Scottie Pippen, Basketball Legend, Loses Firstborn Son Antron, 33, to Asthma

- Scottie Pippen shared the sad news that he has lost his son on his social media alongside lovely photos of him and Antron

- The basketball legend said he was heartbroken by the loss, noting Antron, who was 33 at the time of his passing, would have been an NBA star if it were not for chronic asthma

- The 55-year-old asked fans to keep t family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during the difficult time

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NBA legend Scottie Pippen and his family are in mourning after the sudden passing of his firstborn son Antron at the age of 33.

The former basketball star went on social media to announce the sad news, noting he was heartbroken following the loss.

Scottie said he and Antron shared a love for basketball and had conversations about the beautiful game but sadly, he could not follow in his footsteps. This was because he had chronic asthma, and Scottie noted that he would have made it to the NBA if he did not have it.

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"Antron suffered from chronic asthma and if he had,n’t had it, I truly believe he would've made it to the NBA. He never let that get him down though," Scottie wrote on Twitter.

The 55-year-old said he was very proud of his son and the man that he became.

Scottie said his son had a kind heart and beautiful soul adding he had gone way too soon. He added that he loved him and prayed that he rests in peace until they meet again.

He asked fans to put Antron's mom Karen in their thoughts and prayers, not forgetting the rest of the family and friends.

Fans and celebrities alike went on his comment section to mourn with the family in touching messages.

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In other news, Briefly News recently reported about the sad passing of actress Helen McCrory who was known for her roles in James Bond and Harry Potter movies.

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The British actress, who played Clair Dowar in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall, died peacefully at her home. The sad news was confirmed by her husband Damian Lewis through social media.

In his statement, the widower noted that the actress had a long battle with cancer but could not fight any more, leading to her passing at their home. News of her demise broke the hearts of many people, specifically her fans, who thronged different social media platforms to mourn her.

Briefly News understands Helen had been married to actor Damian since 2007 and together have two children, daughter Manon, 14, and son Gulliver, 13.

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