ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff dies at 34 Christmas Eve, diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia


(WTNH) — Bristol-based ESPN, journalists, and sports fans are mourning the loss of an up-and-coming reporter who died suddenly on Christmas Eve, his birthday.

Edward Aschoff was only 34-years-old. He reported on college football on ESPN over the past three seasons.

He first got sick in early November, believing his headache and cough were caused by smog in Los Angeles.

By Thanksgiving, he said he was experiencing fever, cough, and fatigue.

Earlier this month, he revealed he had been diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia.

Doctors say he showed many common symptoms. They say his death is a reminder of how dangerous pneumonia can be.

“You get an infection in the air sacs of the lungs…It kills upwards of 50,000 adults every year. This is a tragic example.”

– Doctor Jen Ashton on Good Morning America

Aschoff is being remembers for his work as an anti-bullying activist and his willingness to help young journalists.

His colleagues at ESPN are taking to Twitter, remembering him as a great reporter and an even better person.

Sports Illustrated writing on twitter that the “sportswritting world mourns the death of Edward Aschoff.”

Aschoff is survived by his Fiancée, Katy. They were to be married in April 2020.

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