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Keyshawn Johnson 'Heartbroken And Devastated' Over Death Of Daughter Maia, 25 — Famous Friends Send Condolences

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Mar. 16 2021, Updated 10:40 a.m. ET

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Sad news. Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson announced that his oldest daughter, Maia, has died at age 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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"Maia, as my first born child, has been the joy of my, and her Mother Shikiri’s, life," he added. "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.

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"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."

The cause of death has not been reported. 

 "🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾. Said a prayer for you and your family brotha," Kirk Morrison told the 48-year-old in the comments section.

"Thoughts to you and your family Keyshawn!" the ESPN Madison account wrote, while ESPN Los Angeles added: "Sending strength and love to you and the family."

Johnson shared Maia with ex-wife Shikiri Hightower, whom he was married to from 1998-2002. 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.

ESPN

"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. 

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