Charles Antetokounmpo, the father of basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo, has died, aged 54. Reports claim he passed away at home and from a heart attack.
“The Bucks family is heartbroken about the sudden death of Giannis’ father, Charles,” a statement posted to Twitter read. “The entire organization, his teammates and coaches are here to support Giannis and his family during this incredibly difficult time. Charles was a big part of the Bucks and will be terribly missed by us all. On behalf of ownership, we express our utmost condolences and offer our prayers to Giannis and his family.”
The family moved from Greece to Milwaukee after Giannis signed with the Bucks. There are three other brothers: the oldest brother, Francis; Thanasis, who plays professionally in Greece; and Alex, who is still in high school in Milwaukee. Charles is also survived by his wife Veronica.