(CNN Organization)Edward Aschoff, a school football reporter for ESPN, died Tuesday on his thirty fourth birthday, in accordance to ESPN.
“We are incredibly sorry to have to share the devastating news of the tragic passing of close friend and ESPN colleague Edward Aschoff,” ESPN claimed in a statement. “Our ideas are with his beloved types, together with his fiancée Katy.”
According to ESPN, Aschoff started out performing for ESPN.com as a reporter primarily based in Atlanta. He moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to commence a a lot more expanded nationwide position that included tv coverage.
Over the earlier a few seasons, Aschoff claimed from campuses throughout the nation for ESPN.com, SportsCenter, SEC Community and ESPN Radio, and labored as a tv and radio sideline reporter all through college soccer games, a release from ESPN reported.
“Ed was 1 of the smartest, brightest reporters I’ve at any time experienced the satisfaction of functioning with,” ESPN Govt Editor Lauren Reynolds stated. “For as superior of a reporter Ed was, he was an even improved human being. He usually put folks initial — those people whose tales he advised, and those people who had the honor of functioning together with him.
Aschoff and his fiancée have been to be married in New Orleans in April, ESPN said.
ESPN didn’t give any particulars about his dying.
His coworkers did tweet out facts about his life as they mourned his reduction.
“I will not be equipped to end crying for a whilst,” tweeted ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. “The world misplaced a light, and we all misplaced a good friend, but extra than that, his financee missing her soulmate and I pray for her and his relatives and everyone who cherished him to obtain the toughness to go ahead. I presently skip you so considerably, Ed.”
ESPN senior writer Adam Rittenberg claimed he would bear in mind Aschoff as happy and vivid.
“Edward Aschoff was one particular of my closest mates,” ESPN reporter Kyle Bonagura claimed. “He was was 1 the most legitimate, enthusiastic, personable folks I’ve ever and he manufactured the planet a superior area. These days is unspeakably unfortunate and I’m devastated for Katy and his household.”