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Friday, February 18, 2022

Estranged nephew of Serena and Venus Williams, Alphonse, commits suicide after battling with rare disease

The estranged nephew of Serena and Venus Williams has tragically died, with his mom saying the famous family are “dead to her”.

The 21-year-old never met his famous aunties and grandfather Richard, because of a bitter family rift, which has been raging for decades.

His mother Sabrina, 57, is the sporting duo’s half-sister from Richard’s first marriage to Betty Johnson, where he walked out on the five children when Sabrina was just eight, The Sun report.

Since then, she’s seen him a couple of times, as he’s largely ignored his first family.

Now, tragically her youngest of two boys took his own life on February 3 after battling his own demons, which included a recent diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease, which causes the curvature of the penis.

A third of sufferers are also hit with “serious depression”.

Speaking exclusively to The SunSabrina said: “When my son attempted [to end] his life two and a half years ago, I asked God, save his life and give me a little bit more time, please.

“I knew he was on loan and God called in that loan.” Sabrina, who lives in Las Vegas and shared a home with Alphonse and his elder brother Elijah, 23, only knew the devastating impact Peyronie’s disease can have on mental health after her son’s passing when she read about the condition online.

Alphonse, who also had bipolar disorder, felt like his life was over and is believed to have taken an overdose of unknown medication. His autopsy results are yet to be released.

She says: “He was crying last Monday, hysterical crying. The week before, the doctor confirmed what he already knew, that he had Peyronie’s.

“He had started back at high school, he was going into his fourth semester of computer engineering and was regularly seeing a councillor.

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