Cancer killed ESPN reporter, not pneumonia

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

Late ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff died from Stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, not pneumonia, as doctors previously thought.

  • After Aschoff died on Christmas Eve 2019, doctors discovered non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in his lungs after a lung biopsy.
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that can be difficult to detect until it’s quite advanced — and Stage 4 is the second most advanced stage in cancer.
  • In addition, doctors also found Aschoff had a rare autoimmune disorder, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, after studying his bone marrow and lung tissue.
  • Both pneumonia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can trigger HLH, Aschoff’s said in a tweet.
  • “I wanted to provide an update about Edward’s passing that may help people in processing it and making a little more sense of what happened,” Katy Berteau wrote on Aschoff’s Twitter account.
  • Aschoff and Berteau were set to be married in April 2020.