Sacramento Kings partner, part-owner and local developer Ali Youssefi passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. According to the Sacramento Bee, was just 35-years-old.
Vivek Ranadivé released the following statement on the Sacramento Kings website:
“My heart aches to learn of Ali’s passing and I offer my deepest sympathy to his wife Azzie and the entire Youssefi family. His passion to make Sacramento a better place for all forever changed the landscape of the city and we are all better for having known him. Ali’s generosity, kindness and warm spirit have left an indelible mark and I’m grateful to have called him a partner.
The entire Kings organization joins the city in mourning the loss of an incredible visionary and our thoughts and prayers are with the Youssefi family during this time.”
Born in Sacramento, Youssefi went on to attend Jesuit High School and Dartmouth College.
He was was married in June.
Very tough news to share tonight. Ali Youssefi, the dynamic young developer behind so many pivotal projects in Sacramento, died this morning. He was 35.https://t.co/nJPkDEpYo5
— Ryan Lillis (@Ryan_Lillis) March 11, 2018