Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O’Neal Cancels Shows In Wake of His Sister’s Death

The sports and music worlds mourn as Shaquille O’Neal’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, died yesterday at the age of 40. She was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.


Tributes from Shaq’s colleagues and contemporaries have been pouring in over the past 24 hours. He’s also taking some much needed time off from the road and touring to spend with family as they mourn their loss.

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

Shaq has cancelled his show tonight, and we expect more to follow as he mourns.

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