Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 12:53 pm  |  55 responses

Daughter of Robert Horry Dies at 17

After living her entire life with a rare genetic condition, Ashlyn Horry died early Tuesday morning at a Houston hospital. Ashlyn, who was Robert’s first child, had severe respiratory issues and other complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert and his family. From the LA Times:

“‘My little girl was the light of my life and my family’s,’ Horry said in a brief phone interview. ‘It’s been tough, but we were blessed to have her for the time we did.’ The Times wrote a story about Ashlyn in which her condition was called ‘a neurological syndrome that mimics cerebral palsy.’ Her disorder became known as the 1p36 deletion syndrome. It is caused when a child is born missing a part of chromosomeNo. 1. Horry spent 16 years in the NBA, winning three championships with the Lakers, two with the Houston Rockets and two more with the San Antonio Spurs. ’I want to thank all the fans and my friends for their prayers and thoughts,’ Horry said. ‘I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all the outpouring of support.’”

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  • Papa Smurf

    Ah man, that’s terrible.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Wow…stuff like this really puts all the other sh!t we banter back and forth about on this site into perspective…I can’t imagine losing a child. My thoughts and prayers to him and his family…

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Horrible. Thoughts go out to Robert Horry and his family

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Damn, R.I.P. and support to Rob.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Damn, man.
    This kinda stuff doesn’t really hit you until you become a father yourself. I can’t even begin to imagine how much it must hurt to lose a daughter so young.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    RIP young lady. Prayers and condolences for the Horry family, God Bless

  • RobbieJay

    Prayers are with Rob, you are the real Mr.BigShot.

  • korda

    r.i.p. :(

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Cosign Enig…stuff like this never used to hit me so hard until I had kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Condolences to you and your family, Rob. :(


    Robert Horry and his family get my sincere condolences on the loss of their 17 year old daughter. It’s so saddening to hear about a parent losing a child. My heart goes out to the entire Horry family during their time of sorrow.

  • http://fivemag.de Speedy

    Life and love every day as it was your last.
    This,like Wayno said, puts a lot of things happening on this site and in live in perspective.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    RIP, so young. Sorry for your loss.

  • GNett1983

    @Wayno ……that was what i was about 2 say! r.i.p. 2 his child & prayers are out 2 the horry-family!!! one from germany

  • giogolo

    oh..so sorry for Mr. Horry. God bless and I wish ur family strenght and guidance.

  • Jono

    Deepest condolences to the Horry family. She is in a better place with God now.


    My condolonces 2 Robert Horry and his family. So sad 2 hear when parents have 2 bury their children when it should b the other way around. R.I.P.


    My condolences 2 Robert Horry and his family. So sad 2 hear when parents have 2 bury their children when it should be the other way around. R.I.P.

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  • John Flenoil

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I too have lost a child.
    The pain never goes away. But, in time God makes it a little easier to handle.
    May God give you the peace that passes all understanding.

  • DJ

    Sincere sympathy to the Horry family. May you find joy in the memories of the good times you shared over the 17 years! God watches over all of us and in time memories will sustain you all.

  • Exile

    Condolences to Mr.Horry and his family.

  • lukas

    he seemed to be a nice guy (and he’s had balls of steel) – i’m really sorry for you rob; may she rest in peace!

  • http://www.slamonline.com clutch23

    Sorry for your loss Rob.

  • Shawn

    RIP to your angel!!!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Very, very sad stuff.. Condolences to his family.. And, co sign Enigmatic.

  • http://slamonline.com Tracy

    My prayers go out to the Horry family.

  • Red Star

    My condolences to the Horry family.

  • namik

    Thoughts and prayers to the Horry family.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com TheBigL

    My thoughts are with you and your family., Robert. I look at my son and stories like these bring tears to my eyes.

  • bull22

    my deepest regards to the horry family, its very difficult to lose someone in your family, the words at revelation 21:3,4 can be of great comfort.

  • Tangie

    Surely as your day is dark right now rest assure that Joy will come in the morning! So Blessed are we to go home to the Lord our savior! God Loves you and will keep you because he is so gracious believe that and you will be fine. God Bless~ you and your Family. Friend and long time fan!

  • JD

    wow terrible loss for him and his family

  • alex

    My thoughts are with you and your family Mr. Horry

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    I cannot even imagine…

  • mjl2306

    Wishing Mr Horry and his family all the best at this unimaginably difficult time R.I.P

  • Karley

    How sad. Prayers go out to his family.. Wow she was so young.. But better things will come your way and God has a plan

  • larrylegend

    what a sad day…

  • AJinDallas

    At the end of every “big” NBA game, I think about Robert Horry and his ability to make the big shots. I often compare current buzzer beaters to his amazing play. I miss him in the league.

    My prayers are with him and his family during this time. God’s mercies are new every morning. It takes time but it will hurt less.

  • Kevin Jackson

    To one of the games premier ambassadors,a scholar and a gentleman,Mr. Horry Im sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers,all my very best to you Sir.

  • Groves

    this hits hard when you don’t have kids (like me), i can’t imagine what it would be like for a parent to have this happen to their own child. my condolences to to Rob and his family and i hope he gets the support he needs

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Horry family. Really, really sad news. RIP Ashlyn.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Heartbreaking story.

  • pdaddy

    Poured out liquor for the poor girl. RIP Ashlyn
    Heart goes out to the family of the greatest role teammate in history.

  • r2j

    RIP Ashlyn. I’ll keep The Horry’s in my prayers.

  • 6marjons

    thoughts and prayers

  • lockon

    RIP. God bless Robert Horry and fam…

  • PlanetAsia14

    My condolences towards Rob and his family.

  • rikson

    Thats a shame!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com blackvictory23

    I Give My Deepest Condolences To Robert Horry And His Family.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs

    Cosign Wayno; having kids makes you look at this from a different angle.

  • Yes.We.Did.

    My Prayers go out to the Horry family. RIP Ashlyn.

  • JackieM

    To the Horry Family: God will take care of her,there is no need for you to worry.

  • Blackgal n t-town

    My condolences goes out to Keva and Robert in the lost of their daughter Ashlyn.My prayers are with you!!!!!!!!

  • Avvorio

    I am praying for you and your family. May he bring you to a point to remember all the joy.