The Pippen Family Pays Tribute to the Late Antron Pippen
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The family of Antron Pippen is paying tribute to the 33-year-old after his untimely passing.

Monday on Twitter, father Scottie Pippen shared the heartbreaking news that his eldest son with ex-wife Karen McCollum had passed.

“I’m heartbroken to share that yesterday, I said goodbye to my firstborn son Antron. The two of us shared a love for basketball and we had countless conversations about the game,” the former Chicago Bulls player wrote.

In his message, Scottie said Antron suffered from chronic asthma and believes he would have played in the NBA if he didn’t have the illness.

“He never let that get him down, though — Antron stayed positive and worked hard, and I am so proud of the man that he became,” he said about his firstborn, who played basketball for both South Georgia Technical College and Texas A&M International.

“Please keep his mom, Karen, and all of his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. A kind heart and beautiful soul gone way too soon. I love you, son, rest easy until we meet again.”

After the devastating news broke, several of Antron’s half-brothers and sisters paid their respects on social media.

Taylor, Scottie’s 26-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Sonya Ruby, wrote on IG Story, “Rest in Peace.”

Sophia, Scottie’s 13-year-old daughter whom he shares with estranged wife Larsa Pippen, commented, “RIP.”

Scotty Jr., 20, Scottie and Larsa’s eldest son, added, “RIP BRO.”

Sierra, Scottie’s 26-year-old daughter with ex-fiancée Yvette Deleone, said Antron was “the happiest and most humble of us all.” She added on her IG:

In a statement on IG Story, Larsa addressed Antron’s death, writing, “Some truths in life are hard to accept. Your memories will never be forgotten! They will always remain with us forever. You are forever in our hearts, we love u and will miss u always Rip Antron.”

As of this writing, Antron’s exact cause of death has yet to be publicly disclosed.

Our condolences go out to the Pippen family for their loss.

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