A famous celebrity just suddenly and tragically passed away; he was only 34-years-old. His family, friends, and colleagues are stunned. No one should have to die this way.
After a terrible battle with pneumonia, ESPN’s Edward Aschoff died on his birthday — leaving behind his fiancée, Katy Bertreau, and many other grieving loved ones. He had struggled with the illness since at least November.
Back on November 30, Aschoff wrote on Instagram: “Covering #TheGame was a lot of fun. Getting pneumonia … not so much. But, hey, I’m a hockey player.” He posted this message after covering a college football game.
Pneumonia is rarely fatal for young people. It appears obvious that the infection simply got to be too much for his body to handle, but such details have not been confirmed yet.
In fact, ESPN did not even officially release a cause of death, but one of Aschoff’s colleagues, Zach Abolverdi, took to Twitter to express his grief and appeared to confirm that pneumonia was the culprit.
“Devastated to hear my friend @AschoffESPN has passed away after a battle with pneumonia,” he wrote. “Incredible reporter and an even better person. You will be missed!”
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