NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal has lost his sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex after her three year battle with cancer, at the age of 40.
Harrison-Jex graduated from Florida A&M and she is survived by her son, Bryce.
Shaq’s TNT co-host, Ernie Johnson announced the heartbreaking news on Thursday, October 24, after the former Los Angeles Lakers, 47 did not appear in his regular slot on TNT’s Inside the NBA.
‘He said his world revolves around his brother and two sisters and he lost one of his sisters this morning far too early at the age of 40, from cancer,’ Johnson said on the broadcast.
‘Trying to put into words the way Shaquille has reacted to this and he’s struggling … hearts are breaking in Shaq’s family and in our family as well,’ Johnson said. ‘When he struggles, we struggle with him because he’s one of our brothers … basically the big fella, who I’ve described as the biggest kid in the world, his heart is breaking.’