Fiancee: Tests reveal that ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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Edward Aschoff (Rich Arden/ESPN Images, via Associated Press)
Edward Aschoff (Rich Arden/ESPN Images, via Associated Press)

ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff died on Christmas Eve at age 34.

Initial assessments showed that he died of pneumonia. But his fiancee Katy Berteau announced on Wednesday that further testing revealed that he had stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in his lungs.

Fiancee says goodbye on Twitter

Berteau delivered the news on Aschoff’s Twitter page in a nine-tweet thread explaining what happened and announcing that it would be her final update via his social media.

Aschoff’s doctor’s apparently didn’t know that he was stricken by the cancer until a lung biopsy was completed.

Bertreau noted that she took comfort in the fact that there was nothing that could have been done to save Aschoff and that the rapid onset of the disease meant that Aschoff didn’t have to linger in his suffering.

She then thanked his followers for their support and sharing upon his unexpected death.

According to his ESPN bio, Aschoff began working at the network in 2011 as an SEC reporter. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2008 and worked as a recruiting reporter for the Gainesville Sun prior to joining ESPN.

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