The college football world was rocked by the sudden death of ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff, known for his coverage of SEC football, on his 34th birthday.
Rather than keep the public in the dark on his death, Aschoff's fiancee, Katy Berteau, provided an update on Aschoff's condition in his final days, as she informed us that he was suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer that often avoids detection. It wasn't until after his death that the family was informed of his condition, as they previously thought he had passed due to pneumonia.
Aschoff has been memorialized all over the college football world, as a seat at the National Championship game press box in New Orleans was saved for the late rising star at ESPN.
Berteau requested that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to send their condolences make donations to the Edward Aschoff Memorial Fund at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications.
While this news doesn't make Aschoff's untimely passing any less tragic, the public now knows the full story. Those close to him have also given us all the opportunity to make sure Aschoff's name lives on through his alma mater.