'I will miss you': Kris Jenner mourns 'unexpected' death of Tristan Thompson's 'selfless' mom Andrea
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Honoring Tristan Thompson's mother Andrea Thompson after her sudden death, Kris Jenner, 67, shared an emotional tribute to her. Andrea died of a heart attack on Thursday, January 6, 2023. Khloe Kardashian supported her grieving ex as the pair flew into Toronto to join his family in Canada.
Following the news of Andrea's death, Jenner took to Instagram and shared pictures with Andrea, and penned an emotional message before conveying her condolences to the athlete and his younger siblings Amari, Dishawn, and Daniel Thompson. In the tribute, she wrote, “I am so heartbroken by the sudden passing of Tristan’s mom, Andrea.”
“You were the most amazing, dedicated, devoted, and selfless mom and such a loving, kind, and fabulous grandmother. What a blessing you were to your family!!!” Jenner continued in her touching tribute.
“I will miss you Andrea. I will miss your bright spirit and amazing light. Thank you for always praying for us and lifting us up and encouraging us along the way. Rest in peace beautiful angel 🙏❤️ @realtristan13,” she concluded.
After having a heart attack while at home, Andrea was rushed to a local hospital and her death was stated as "unexpected," according to sources, reports Page Six. Experts at the hospital attempted to resuscitate her but their efforts failed.
NBA star's close bond with mom
The basketball player has frequently posted several pictures of himself and his mother on social media, making it clear that they were close. In 2019, he shared a photo of his mother and daughter True on Instagram and wrote, "GiGi and Baby Trueeee."
Wishing his mom Mother's Day, Thompson called her a "superhero" and shared a video on Instagram of Andrea talking proudly about her athlete son and wrote, "Happy Mother’s Day Mommy! One day isn’t enough to praise and lift you high. Every day is your day. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for me and my brothers. I love you and I’m so lucky to have been chosen as your son❤️. Not all superheroes wear capes."
Born to Jamaican parents Andrea and Trevor Thompson, the NBA star is the eldest of four brothers and his younger brothers are Amari, Dishawn, and Daniel. Amari, the basketball player's youngest brother, has a neurological disorder, a condition that makes him experience seizures almost every day.
In 2013, the Amari Thompson Fund was founded by the athlete that works closely with the organization Epilepsy Toronto focusing on fundraising and raising awareness to support the epilepsy-affected. His mother was mostly seen alongside Thompson at events organized for the charitable cause.
Thompson has a daughter named True and a four-month-old son with Khloe. He also has a six-year-old son named Prince with his ex Jordan Craig and a 13-month-old son named Theo with Maralee Nichols.