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She is one of three siblings for the NBA legend, as he has one other sister and a brother.

Shaq is a family man, and after learning of about his sister immediately traveled back home to Florida to be near his loved ones.

Miles College

In wake of Ayesha's death, Shaq is understandably postponing some of his obligations, including an event slated for this weekend at Miles College in Alabama.

As we reported, Shaq had teamed up with the university to launch a program that aimed at putting a Papa Johns pizza location on every HBCU campus.

Miles College

He was scheduled to appear on Saturday alongside Miles College President Bobbie Knight to announce the program.

A statement from the university read:

"Due to the untimely passing of Shaquille O'Neal's beloved sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex. Miles College has been informed that Shaquille will not be participating in the Miles College Partners with Shaquille O’Neal & Papa John’s event this Saturday. At this time, the event will be postponed and scheduled for a later date this year."

Miles College also issued condolences to Shaq on behalf of the university and President Bobbie Knight.

"We offer our sincere condolences to Shaquille O’ Neal and his family and we ask that you keep them in your prayers."

Shaq also did not appear on Thursday's episode of "TNT’s Inside the NBA," and his co-hosts filled in the audience on the loss of his sister.

Co-host Ernie Johnson sent condolences and love to Shaq and his family, and also explained that Ayesha will be laid to rest in a military cemetery and will be buried next to O’Neal’s stepfather, Sgt. Phillip Harrison.

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