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Mitch Kupchak: Lakers GM’s Daughter, 15, Dies — Players React

Tue, January 6, 2015 1:58pm EDT by Add first Comment
Mitch Kupchak Daughter Dead

The L.A. Lakers community has suffered a major loss. The 15-year-old daughter of Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has passed away. So heartbreaking.

NBA stars and other members of the sports community took to Twitter on Jan. 6 to send thoughts and prayers to the Kupchak family during this tragic time. See what they had to say right here.

Mitch Kupchak’s Daughter Dead: Lakers GM’s Daughter, 15, Dies — Players React

Alina, who died of an unnamed “lengthy illness,” leaves behind her father, Mitch, her mother, Claire, and her brother, Maxwell, 18. Our hearts go out to them after this unimaginable loss.

Thankfully they have a strong support system in the sports community. Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and more stars tweeted condolences to the family on Jan. 6.

Other members of the sports community also showed their support for the Kupchak family on Twitter, including sportscaster Dick Vitale, who said:

Lakers Mourn Loss Of GM Mitch Kupchak’s Daughter

The Lakers also released a statement on Jan. 5 announcing the tragic news:

Alina Claire Kupchak, daughter of Lakers General Manager Mitch and his wife Claire, passed away this morning at the age of 15 after a lengthy illness. The family asks for and appreciates their privacy at this difficult time, and would like to express their gratitude for everyone’s love, support, thoughts and prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mitch and all of Alina’s loved ones during this difficult time.

— Tierney McAfee

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