Sad news. Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson announced that his oldest , , has 25. 

“It is with incredible sadness that I have to share the news about the passing of my beautiful Daughter Maia,” Johnson shared on Monday, March 15. 

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 “🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾. Said a prayer for you and your family brotha,” Kirk Morrison told the 48-year-old. 

“Thoughts to you and your family !” ESPN Madison wrote. 

Sending strength and love to you and the family,” ESPN Los Angeles added. 

Johnson shared Maia with ex-wife Shikiri Hightower, whom he was married to from 1998 until 2002. The pair also share a son, Keyshawn Jr., and he has two children, London and Vance Johnson, with his current wife, Jennifer Conrad

Johnson currently works as an NFL analyst on ESPN’s NFL Live and is also a co-host on the network’s “Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin” radio show after he played 11 seasons in the NFL.


“Our thoughts are with Keyshawn and his family as they deal with this unthinkable tragedy. He has the full support of his ESPN family,” ESPN PR said in a statement. 

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Earvin Magic Johnson

Earvin Magic Johnson and his family sent their “deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Keyshawn and his family,” after they heard the sad news. 

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Field Yates

Johnson’s ESPN co-worker Field Yates sent “love and strength” to the family. 

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Liz Habib

Anchor Liz Habib sent her “love and condolences” Johnson’s way. 

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Louis Riddick

Louis Riddick from ESPN offered his condolences in the midst of the “devastating and heartbreaking” news.