Robert Horry's daughter, 17, dies

Updated: June 14, 2011, 9:03 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Lakers lost a member of its extended family on Tuesday as Ashlyn Horry, the daughter of former Lakers forward Robert Horry, died at the age of 17.

Ashlyn was born with a host of respiratory issues and was diagnosed with 1p36 deletion syndrome, a rare genetic condition caused by a missing part of chromosome 1.

"I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers," Robert Horry told the Los Angeles Times. "It means so much to our family."

The rare disease ...

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