Former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson’s oldest daughter, Maia, has died. She was 25.
Johnson made the announcement on social media on Monday, writing: “It is with incredible sadness that I have to share the news about the passing of my beautiful Daughter Maia. Maia, as my first born child, has been the joy of my, and her Mother Shikiri’s, life.”
He continued, “She came into our lives just as we were both coming of age as adults and has been a constant beloved presence for both of us. We are heartbroken and devastated by her loss.”
“Shikiri, Maia’s siblings, our family and me appreciate your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,” he added.
The cause of Maia’s death was not immediately known.
Shortly after Johnson’s announcement, ESPN released a statement supporting the family in the wake of Maia’s death.
“Our thoughts are with Keyshawn and his family as they deal with this unthinkable tragedy. He has the full support of his ESPN family,” the statement reads.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Katie Campione