CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavs forward Channing Frye is once again mourning the loss of a parent, as the team has announced that his father has passed away.
Thomas Frye died Thursday evening, according to a release from the team.
Frye posted a message Thursday on Instagram saying: “Be thankful for the person next to you. My father passed away today. Y’all better love on your family.”
His mother, Karen Mulzac-Fyre passed away at the end of October after a long battle with cancer.
The Cavs expressed their condolences Friday:
Frye has been excused from the team and will not play in the Cavs’ home game against the Dallas Mavericks. According to the team, his future game status will be updated as appropriate.
He missed two games following his mother’s passing.
The 33-year-old Frye is having a solid second season with the defending NBA champions. He is averaging 11.3 points per game and making 49 percent of his 3-pointers.