Shaquille O’Neal’s Sister, Ayesha, Dies of Cancer At 40

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Shaquille O’Neal’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, died of cancer Thursday. She was 40 years old.

Shaq, the NBA Hall-of-Famer turned businessman and product endorsement guru, is also a family man, especially when it comes to his brother and sisters.

Harrison-Jex was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. O’Neal didn’t know his biological father growing up and was raised by his stepfather, Philip A. Harrison, who was Ayesha’s father. O’Neal was not on TNT’s Inside the NBA on Thursday night and his colleagues passed along their condolences.

Co-host Ernie Johnson gave some heartfelt condolences as he spoke of Shaq, “When he struggles, we struggle with him because he’s one of our brothers and we

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