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Raptors star RJ Barrett, household mourning loss of life of youthful brother

Toronto Raptors star RJ Barrett is mourning the loss of life of his youthful brother, Nathan Tyler Barrett.

The Raptors and Canada Basketball shared an announcement from the Barrett household on Thursday that claims Nathan Barrett died Tuesday, surrounded by his household, church and associates.

RJ and Nathan Barrett’s father, Rowan Barrett, is Canada Basketball’s normal supervisor.

“Whereas our household is devastated by this nice loss, we’ll proceed to cherish the reminiscences and time spent collectively,” the assertion mentioned.

“Nathan was a God-fearing younger man of sturdy character. He was considerate, sort, loving, compassionate, artistic, admirable and pushed.”

A reason behind loss of life was not offered.

RJ Barrett, who hails from Mississauga, Ont., didn’t play in Toronto’s 113-104 loss to the Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday.

The household has requested for privateness whereas additionally saying they respect the love, assist and prayers they’ve been receiving.

“Although his time with us was temporary, he’ll dwell eternally in our hearts,” the assertion mentioned.

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