Former Sacramento Kings all-star guard Mitch Richmond announced his 20-year-old son, Shane, died unexpectedly on Monday (October 7th).
Details regarding Shane’s death have not been made public.
“We are extremely heartbroken to learn of Shane Richmond’s unexpected passing,” the Kings said in a statement Tuesday. “Our hearts, prayers and support are with Mitch and his entire family during this incredibly difficult time. Shane will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother and friend. The Kings organization stands in sorrow and we offer our deepest sympathy to the Richmond family.”
In comments made to the Golden State Warriors organization, where Richmond spent part of his career, he said the following:
“We are heartbroken and devastated with this tragic news, and will use the strength of our family and the thoughts and prayers of our friends to get through this incredibly difficult time. Shane was a ray of light for his two brothers, sister, mom and dad and, at only 20 years of age, had a wealth of friends and admirers who will desperately miss his warm affection and smile. As we go through the grieving process and the loss of our son, we ask that you respect our privacy.”
Prayers up to the Richmond family.
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