Marcus Smart reveals his mother’s death in heartfelt tribute on Twitter

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart announced on Twitter Monday night that his 63-year-old mother, Camellia, had lost her battle with cancer Sunday.

Smart revealed in April that his mother had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of cancer caused by abnormalities in the blood-forming cells in bone marrow. He said then that bone marrow transplants were not a viable option and there was no cure for his mother’s condition, so doctors were just “trying to preserve life.”

Thoughts and prayers go out to Marcus and the friends and family of the Smarts.