The sports and music worlds mourn as Shaquille O’Neal’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, died yesterday at the age of 40. She was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
Tributes from Shaq’s colleagues and contemporaries have been pouring in over the past 24 hours. He’s also taking some much needed time off from the road and touring to spend with family as they mourn their loss.
She will be laid to rest in a military cemetery and will be buried next to O’Neal’s stepfather, Sgt. Phillip Harrison.
Thanks for the condolences and the love. If I had older brothers, it would be you 3. Love y’all and love you more Candice.
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) October 25, 2019
Shaq has cancelled his show tonight, and we expect more to follow as he mourns.
— StereoLiveDFW (@StereoLiveDFW) October 25, 2019
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