Brother of Raptors and Mississauga star RJ Barrett has died


Published March 14, 2024 at 11:04 pm

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Nathan Barrett was from Mississauga but was living in Florida.

Toronto Raptors star RJ Barrett is mourning the death of his younger brother, Nathan Tyler Barrett.

The Raptors and Canada Basketball shared a statement from the Barrett family on Thursday that says Nathan Barrett died Tuesday, surrounded by his family, church and friends.

RJ and Nathan Barrett’s father, Rowan Barrett, is Canada Basketball’s general manager.

The Barrett family is from Mississauga. Nathan had been following in his brother’s footsteps and played basketball at Montverde Academy in Florida.

“While our family is devastated by this great loss, we will continue to cherish the memories and time spent together,” the statement said.

“Nathan was a God-fearing young man of strong character. He was thoughtful, kind, loving, compassionate, creative, admirable and driven.”

A cause of death was not provided.

“Nathan was only with us for a short time in grade 7 before he moved to Florida but whenever he was back in Mississauga the boys connected,” said Chris Stewart who coached Nathan when he was with the Mississauga Monarchs.

RJ Barrett did not play in Toronto’s 113-104 loss to the Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday.

The family has asked for privacy while also saying they appreciate the love, support and prayers they have been receiving.

“Though his time with us was brief, he will live forever in our hearts,” the statement said.

– The Canadian Press

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