NBA Star Releases Statement On Mother's Death

On Tuesday, seven-time NBA All-Star Grant Hill revealed that his mother, Janet Hill, passed away last weekend. She was 74 years old.

Hill said her mother had died of glioblastoma, a massive brain disease that had been long-diagnosed.

“Long ago, my mother was determined to have glioblastoma. Having overcome everything in his life, he faced this brain disease with tremendous strength, luck and nobility.

This accident is devastating for our family. The time. #RIP mom. IU mama!!!" Hill wrote on Twitter.

In the late 1970s, Janet Hill served as the special assistant and White House liaison coordinator for the secretary of the Army — making her the first Black person to ever hold that role.

She was also appointed legal administrator at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by former President Barack Obama

She was set to receive the Duke University Medal for Distinguished Meritorious Service later this year.

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