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Atatiana Jefferson’s Father Passes Away After Suffering Heart Attack

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Atatiana Jefferson’s Father Passes Away After Suffering Heart Attack

Atatiana Jefferson’s Father Passes Away After Suffering Heart Attack

#Socialites, we have some unfortunate news to share. The father of Atatiana Jefferson, a black woman who was fatally shot by a white police officer inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home last month — has died.

RELATED: Atatiana Jefferson’s Parents Speak Out On Her Death At The Hands Of Police: “I Don’t Want No Hug”

Family spokesperson, Bruce Carter, shared that Marquis Jefferson suffered a heart attack on Sunday around 6:30 p.m. and died hours later at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. He was just 59-years-old. Carter also told KDFW that Jefferson had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was under a lot of stress in the few weeks since his daughter’s tragic death.

“He ultimately just succumbed to, I don’t know, I can only say a broken heart,” Carter said. “He just never recovered from the grieving process.” Carter went on to say, “Please keep his family in your prayers and tonight make sure you hug and tell your loved ones how much you love them.”

As we previously reported, Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was killed last month after police went to her home for a welfare check. While she was playing video games with her eight-year-old nephew Zion, Aaron Dean, a Fort Worth police officer, arrived and did not identify himself, but drew his gun and shot her to death.

Dean was eventually charged with murder after resigning from the force.

Hollywood Unlocked would like to send our deepest condolences to the Jefferson family.

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RELATED: UPDATE: Police Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Has Been Arrested

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