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ESPN Reporter, Edward Aschoff, Dies On His 34th Birthday, Months Before His Wedding

Date December 26, 2019 12:38

An illness contracted while on the job has led to the death of this TV personality. Edward Aschoff passed away on Christmas Eve after feeling unwell for several days.

Who was Edward Aschoff

Edward was a writer and sports reporter who joined ESPN in 2011 where he covered college football news, blogs, game analysis and so on.

Based on the information provided in his bio, Edward was born on December 24, 1985. While studying journalism at the University of Florida, he kickstarted his career by working as a freelance writer for the Gainesville Guardian. He got more writing jobs overtime as he improved his craft.

His net worth was reported to be $300,000.

Edward Aschoff's Death

It has been reported that Edward passed away on Tuesday, December 24th. It was supposed to be his 34th birthday.

ESPN confirmed his death in a statement obtained by the DailyMail. They expressed how sorry they were to share such "devastating" news.

On December 2, he posted pictures of himself covering the Michigan-Ohio state game which took place a few days prior. In the caption, he revealed that he was "getting pneumonia" and at the time, he didn't think it was a big problem.

Covering #TheGame was a lot of fun. Getting pneumonia ... not so much. But, hey, I’m a hockey player.

It was believed that complications from the illness led to his death.

The last post he made on Instagram was a picture of his fiancee Katy Berteau. The two were planning to get married in April.

In the caption, Edward wrote that dealing with pneumonia was "pretty terrible" and "the absolute worst." He, however, appreciated Katy for taking care of him even though there was a risk she could contract the disease herself.

Love you, babe. Thanks for putting up with my 5 am coughing fits @katybert.

Reactions

The news of his death came as a shock to his fans.

They expressed words of condolence and prayed that his family would be able to cope through such a big loss.

3 quick facts about Edward

  1. He spoke of the complications of being biracial. He once told SportsNation that he witnessed several race incidents growing up.
  2. Edward was an orphan and he often posted tributes in remembrance of both his parents
  3. His fiancee proposed to him. Edward shared an Instagram post in December 2018 showing Katy on one knee, asking him to marry her. She proposed with a Godzilla ring.

Edward Aschoff's thriving ESPN career was proof that he was great at his job. He worked very hard to get to the point he did and if he had more time, he would have gone even further in his career. Unfortunately, he died much too young.

We can only imagine how devastated his family, especially his fiancee, will be at this time. He had plans and he had promise. He will certainly be missed.

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