Alexandra “Sasha” McHale, daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has died at the age of 22.
The Houston Chronicle reports the young woman, who went by the name “Sasha,” was hospitalized in Minneapolis, Minn. for treatment of the auto-immune disease, lupus.
McHale has been on a leave of absence to be with his daughter and family since Nov. 10. Sasha passed away Nov. 24, 2012.
Rockets owner, Leslie Alexander, issued the following statement:
“I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon. Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time. Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family’s loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”