On this day Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father Charles died Aged 54

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father Charles, dies aged 54

Charles Antetokounmpo died at the age of 54 on September 29, 2017, at his home in Milwaukee. He died of cardiac arrest, and his passing left his family in deep sorrow.

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father Charles, dies aged 54
Antetokounmpo Family

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Charles Antetokounmpo died of a heart attack.

He passed away at his family home in Milwaukee and the general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks – Jon Horst – delivered the news in a heartfelt statement:

“The Bucks family is heartbroken about the sudden death of Giannis’ father, Charles. 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.”

He added: “On behalf of ownership, we express our utmost condolences and offer our prayers to Giannis and his family.”

Charles unexpectedly died of a heart attack at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This news brought a great shock to the Antetokounmpo family.

Even though he passed away, his memories have always stayed together with his sons.

They believe that winning and losing don’t matter, but what matters the most is living up to their father’s legacy. So the brothers’ primary goal in life is to fulfill their father’s legacy.

Giannis Antetokounmpo's child, Liam, might be an athlete as well

If Giannis Antetokounmpo's son Liam Charles ever decided to take the path of his father into the world of sports, he'll be carrying his grandfather with him, whom after he was named and who passed at the age of 54 after a heart attack in 2017 (via GQ).

His father's name was Charles Antetokounmpo, a fellow athlete and Nigerian footballer. Being that the Antetokounmpo household was big in size and migrated to a foreign land together, they all were a close-knit group. This was especially the case with Giannis, who, according to Sportskeeda, "revealed in past interviews that his father played a huge role in his training as a child, and that he initially wanted him to become a footballer."

So, as you can imagine, the passing was extremely hard on Giannis. "I want my father back; no second thought. You can take everything back. I can go back to Sepolia and sell CDs. I don't care," he said following his father's loss, Afroballers reported.

After leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA Finals, GQ reports that one of the first things Giannis did after the confetti fell was "find a quiet place" to remember his father. "Man, we've come a long way. I wish you were here to see this. Please watch me." he reportedly said. If there is one thing for sure, it's that he made his father proud.

Where is Giannis Antetokounmpo father buried?

Charles Antetokounmpo, the father of Giannis Antetokounmpo, was buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He died on September 29. 2017 at the age of 54.


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GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.