J.J. Watt Mourns the Death of Beloved Great-Grandmother with Heartfelt Tribute
“101 years is a truly remarkable run.”
Our hearts go out to J.J. Watt and his family. The defensive end for the Houston Texans revealed that his beloved great-grandmother Sophie Musial passed away at the age of 101 this past Saturday.
"Rest peacefully beautiful soul. Thank you for being the guiding light of our family for so many years,” Watt, 29, wrote alongside a photo of himself and the matriarch on social media Sunday. “101 years is a truly remarkable run. We love you Great-Grandma. You will be forever missed."
Musial was a regular fixture on Watt’s social media accounts. When she turned 99, Watt gave her custom version of his Texans' No. 99 jersey that said "Great Grandma" on the back. The proud great-grandmother even wore the jersey to church after Watt raised millions of dollars for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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According to her obituary, Musial is survived by one child, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, plus three more who will be born this year.