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Ex-Jets star Keyshawn Johnson announces oldest daughter dies at 25

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Former New York Jets wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson announced some heartbreaking news Monday on Twitter: his 25-year-old daughter had passed away.

It is with incredible sadness that I have to share the news about the passing of my beautiful Daughter Maia. 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. Thank you all, God Bless. Keyshawn Johnson, Sr.

Johnson didn’t reveal the cause of death.

According to the New York Post, Johnson and Maia’s mother “were married from 1998-2002. They also have a son, Keyshawn Johnson Jr., who is 22 years old. Johnson has three younger children — London, Shyla and Vance — with current wife Jennifer Conrad.”

The Jets selected Johnson, now 48, with the No. 1 pick overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. After four seasons with the Jets, Johnson played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII.

Johnson now works as an NFL analyst on ESPN and co-hosts “Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin” with Jay Williams and Zubin Mehenti on ESPN Radio.

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