ESPN Reporter Ed Aschoff’s Fiancée Shares Tribute And Clarifies His Cause of Death

Ed Aschoff (Credit: ESPN)

ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff’s fiancée has spoken out publicly about his life and sudden death.

Katy Berteau posted 12 tweets Thursday paying tribute to the ESPN college football reporter, who died on Christmas Eve.

“The outpouring of love, admiration, and gratitude for his life have been so incredible, and have helped me through these last few days,” Berteau wrote on Aschoff’s twitter account on Dec. 26. “It has brought me brief moments of joy in this darkness to see all the pictures, videos, and memories of all the lives he touched.”

Aschoff died Tuesday on his 34th birthday, after sharing on social media that he had been battling pneumonia.

Berteau said they went to an emergency room and he was given antibiotics, but the treatment failed and his symptoms got worse. They returned to the hospital a week later. Aschoff was immediately admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia in several parts of his lungs.

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“After many tests – bone marrow and lung biopsies – treatment was started for a presumed diagnosis of HLH [hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis], an unregulated, over-activation of the immune system that causes it to attack itself and other healthy tissues. Within 3 days of being moved into the ICU, he passed,” she wrote.

Aschoff was originally from Oxford, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Florida, and had been living in Los Angeles at the time of his death.

Berteau said a small memorial service will be held for friends and family in Oxford, and the main service will take place in Atlanta, with more details to come.