Former Seattle Storm player Simone Edwards dies after battle with ovarian cancer

Former Seattle Storm player Simone Edwards died after a battle with stage 4 ovarian cancer. She was just 49 years old.

Edwards appeared on FOX 13 last September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to share her personal experience.

Edwards was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer in May of 2021.

She was a member of the first Seattle Storm team in 2000 and won a WNBA Championship in 2004.

The Storm shared the news on social media.

"We are saddened by the passing of our very own Simone Edwards.

"Our Jamaican Hurricane was a warrior on & off the court. With her indefatigable energy & optimism, she brought happiness to so many.

"Our thoughts & condolences are with Simone’s family and loved ones at this time."