Wife of former Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams passes away

Wife of Monty Williams dies at age 44

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Ingrid Williams, the wife of former New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach and current Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, passed away Wednesday.

According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the 44-year-old Williams died from injuries sustained in a car accident, which occurred Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.

Monty and Ingrid Williams had five children.

The Oklahoma City Thunder released the following statement Wednesday evening after learning of Ingrid's passing:

"The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing. Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty's wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty and his family, and we will support him in every way possible. We know the entire community of Oklahoma City has them in their prayers."

The New Orleans Pelicans also released a statement, Wednesday evening, offering their condolences to the Williams family:

"The New Orleans Pelicans are devastated to hear the news of Ingrid Williams' passing. Ingrid was beloved by the Pelicans organization and the New Orleans community and will forever be remembered as one of the most generous, kind and humble individuals we've ever known. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty Williams and his family during this difficult time."

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