The Pippen family mourns the loss of a loved one who left too early.
On Monday April 19th, retired basketball champion Scottie Pippen announced the devastating news of his son Antron Pippenis death. Antron, Scottie’s firstborn son with ex-wife Karen McCollumwas 33 years old.
“I’m broken that I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron yesterday,” the athlete wrote on social media. “We both shared a love of basketball and we had countless conversations about the game. Antron suffered from chronic asthma and if he hadn’t had it I really think he would have made it to the NBA. He never let bring him down – Antron stayed positive and worked hard and I’m so proud of the man he became. “
As Scottie concluded his message, “Please keep his mother Karen and all his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. A kind heart and a beautiful soul have disappeared far too soon. I love you, my son, rest until we’ll meet again. “
While the circumstances surrounding Antron’s death are currently unclear, it is clear how difficult his loss was for the Pippen family, including Scottie’s four ex-children Larsa Pippen– –Scotty Jr., 20, Preston, 19, Justin, 16 and Sophia, 13 – as well as Scottie’s daughters Taylor and Sierra from previous relationships.