Apparently dead at age 50 is a former NBA player's wife.

The widow of a former athlete passed unexpectedly, bringing heartbreaking news to the sports world late on Tuesday night.

According to an obituary created for her, Jennifer Ilgauskas, the wife of former Cleveland Cavaliers star Zydrunas Ilgauskas, passed away this week. Aged 50, she was.

The obituary stated that Jennifer had a visionary and unselfish attitude to her professional life, which she carried out with a servant's heart.

"She always had growth-oriented ideas and a never-ending drive to accomplish more. She genuinely liked her profession, and she was a role model for others."

"We were saddened to learn of Jennifer Ilgauskas' passing. She was the wife of former Cavs player Zydrunas Ilgauskas. God be with her.

My sincere sympathies to her family and a large number of friends "Tom Withers, a Cavaliers reporter, remarked.

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