Rising ESPN college football reporter dies on his 34th birthday
By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links
A 34-year-old college football reporter for ESPN died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 after a brief illness.
- “We are very sorry to have to share the devastating news of the tragic passing of friend and ESPN colleague Edward Aschoff,” ESPN said in a statement. “He died earlier today, his 34th birthday. Our thoughts are with his loved ones, including his fiancée, Katy.”
- Aschoff joined ESPN in 2011, originally working for its SEC Network.
- He moved to the network’s Los Angeles facility in 2017 and began expanding to a national role.
- Aschoff had taken to social media Dec. 5 saying he contracted an illness during an Ohio State-Michigan football game that had then progressed into multifocal pneumonia.
- At the time, he reported he was on antibiotics but still battling a cough, fever and sweating.
- Aschoff was set to be married to his fiancee, Katy, in April 2020.
Edward Aschoff was one of my closest friends. He was was one the most genuine, enthusiastic, personable people I’ve ever and he made the world a better place.
Today is unspeakably sad and I’m devastated for Katy and his family.
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) December 25, 2019
Can’t fathom the idea I won’t get to see Ed Aschoff again. Can’t fathom how this even happened. He was so damn young and so damn talented. This is a brutal loss.
— Max Olson (@max_olson) December 25, 2019
Devastated about Ed Aschoff’s passing. One of the kindest, warm-hearted people I’ve ever met. And, if you were lucky enough to have gotten to know him, there’s no question you feel that way too.. God, he will be missed.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 25, 2019