Cancer killed ESPN reporter, not pneumonia
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- 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.
(1/9) Hi all, Katy again- this will be my last post on Edward’s social media. 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. pic.twitter.com/6x7HPsZqZn
— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) January 16, 2020