In August, the mother of Saints quarterback Drew Brees died suddenly.
Making the tragic and untimely death of 59-year-old Mina Brees, an Austin, Texas lawyer, even more upsetting was that Drew Brees and his mother had been estranged for several years.
Now, reports have emerged that Mina Brees’ death has been ruled a suicide.
In the days before her passing, Mrs. Brees had been involved in a controversy regarding alleged efforts to compel Houston-area restaurants to pay $20,000 or more to retain the right to use their current business names.
We were reluctant at first to mention this latest development, out of respect to the Brees family. But given Drew Brees’ high profile and the well-documented relationship between Brees and his mother, we concluded that the item — reported in the Austin American-Statesman — is newsworthy, and we again extend our condolences to the Brees family at what surely has been a very difficult several months for them. We hope that they will be able to find closure and peace in the coming days.