Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson has announced the tragic death of daughter Maia at 25.
Johnson, now an analyst and radio host for ESPN, made the devastating announcement on Twitter without revealing the cause of death.
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“It is with incredible sadness that I have to share the news about the passing of my beautiful Daughter Maia,” the 48-year-old wrote.
“Maia, as my first born child, has been the joy of my, and her Mother Shikiri’s, life.
“She came into our lives just as we were both coming of age as adults and has been a constant beloved presence for both of us.
“We are heartbroken and devastated by her loss.
“Shikiri, Maia’s siblings, our family and me appreciate your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
“We also all appreciate your support and respect for our privacy as we move forward.”
Keyshawn Johnson rocked by first-born daughter's death
Maia was Johnson's first-born child with ex-wife Shikiri Hightower.
The two were married from 1998-2002 and also had son Keyshawn Johnson Jr together.
Johnson also has two young children - London and Vance Johnson - with current wife Jennifer Conrad.
Johnson played 11 seasons in the NFL from 1996 to 2006 after being selected by the New York Jets as the No. 1 pick in the 1996 draft.
He spent four seasons with the Jets before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won the Super Bowl XXXVII title.
Johnson spent stints with the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys before announcing his retirement in 2006.
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