In terrible news, Tona Vives, the mother of Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio, passed away today at the age of 56. She had been battling illness for a long period.
People who met her had nothing but wonderful things to say:
She was such a wonderful woman. She will be missed. Condolences to the entire Rubio family. https://t.co/SPcwVRcDAV— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) May 25, 2016
Had the chance to meet her last year. Super outgoing, high-energy woman. This is very sad and very unfair.— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) May 25, 2016
May she rest in peace.
The Wolves just released the following statement:
Minneapolis/St. Paul — The following statement was released today by the Minnesota Timberwolves organization on the passing of Tona Vives, Ricky Rubio's mother:
"The Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Tona Vives, Ricky Rubio's mother. The Timberwolves send our condolences to the Vives and Rubio families in this difficult time."
This is heartbreaking news for the Rubio family, as she passes far too young.
The entire Canis Hoopus family sends our thoughts and condolences to Ricky and his family. Ricky has brought so much joy to Wolves fans everywhere over his years in Minneapolis, and now we mourn with him on what is the most difficult of days.
Rest in Peace.