Ashlyn Horry, the teenage daughter of former NBA star and 7-time NBA champion, Robert Horry, passed away early Tuesday morning after a lifelong battle with a rare genetic disorder. Ashlyn suffered from 1p36 deletion syndrome, a disease that develops when part of the first chromosome is missing. Very little was known about this condition before Ashlyn was diagnosed, and up until a few years ago, there was no official name. ”My little girl was the light of my life and my family’s,” Horry said. “It’s been tough, but we were blessed to have her for the time we did.”
My prayers go out to Robert, his wife Keva, and the entire Horry family.