Ricky Rubio's mother, Tona, passes away at 56

Tona Vives, the mother of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, passed away Wednesday from lung cancer. She was 56.

"The Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Tona Vives, Ricky Rubio’s mother," the team said in a statement. "The Timberwolves send our condolences to the Vives and Rubio families in this difficult time."

Rubio-Vives family statement

“We are heartbroken to share the news that today, Wednesday 25th of May, Tona Vives has passed away from lung cancer. Tona was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. How she impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. The funeral will be Friday at Sant Pere's Church in Barcelona, Spain:

Plaça de la Església
08320 El Masnou
Barcelona, Spain

"While we mourn the loss of an incredible woman, we also celebrate her remarkable life.”