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Shaquille O’Neal’s Sister Passes Away From Cancer At Age 40

According to Vibe, the sister of Basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal, has died after a battle with cancer.

Ayesha Harrison-Jex, 40, was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.

Shaq did not appear on Thursday’s broadcast. Hosts Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith were among those who offered their condolences.


She graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s and masters’ degree.

She will reportedly be laid to rest in a military ceremony and is expected to be buried next to O’Neal’s stepfather, Sgt. Phillip Harrison.



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