How Did Keyshawn Daughter Die? Ex-NFL Star’s Firstborn Maia’s Death Cause Revealed!

Keyshawn Johnson was one of the best and most famous wide receivers in the NFL in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After playing well at USC, the athlete was picked first in the 1996 draft. Keyshawn played for the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers during his 11-year career.

The Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII while Keyshawn was on the team. After Keyshawn retired in 2006, he started working for ESPN as an on-screen expert. He kept doing that job for seven years, and he also participated in Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. He now has a radio show on ESPN with Keyshawn, JWill, and Zubin.

Since then, Keyshawn has been dedicated to his family, which includes his second wife, Jennifer Conrad, and his children. In March 2021, Keyshawn shared the sad news on social media that his oldest daughter had died. What happened to Keyshawn Johnson's daughter? Continue reading to find the real cause of her demise!

What Happened to Keyshawn Johnson's Daughter Maia?

In a sad message on Twitter, Keyshawn Johnson said that his oldest daughter Maia Johnson had died. The former NFL wide receiver wrote, “It makes me feel so terrible to tell you that my beautiful daughter Maia has died. As my first child, Maia has been the joy of my life and that of her mother, Shikiri.

She came into our lives right when we were both becoming adults, and she has been a steady, loved part of both of our lives ever since. We are very sad and hurt by her death. Shikiri, Maia's brothers and sisters, my family, and I value your thoughts and prayers during this hard time.

The reason why Keyshawn Johnson's daughter died hasn't been said yet, and the former NFL player didn't say it in his social media post either. Yahoo Sports says that Johnson and his ex-wife, Shikiri Hightower, had a child together named Maia.

Keyshawn Johnson's Daughter Maia

They were married from 1998 to 2002 and have a son, Keyshawn Johnson Jr., who is also a wide receiver and has signed to play for the University of Nebraska. Johnson has three younger kids with his present wife, Jennifer Conrad. Their names are London, Vance, and Shyla.

In 2017, to celebrate Maia's 22nd birthday, Hightower shared a series of Instagram pictures and wrote that she had her first daughter when she was a sophomore at the University of Southern California in 1995. Johnson and his wife had Maia when he was 22.

Keyshawn Johnson's Daughter Maia with her mother

She was born just before the New York Jets took him with the first pick in the NFL Draft in 1996. Shikiri wrote a lot of nice things about her daughter Maia in the post. She said that Maia was “destined for greatness.”

Keyshawn Johnson played in the NFL for 11 years before he retired and became a sports reporter for ESPN. The 48-year-old was a big reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII, which was their last title win before Tom Brady and his team brought the trophy back to Florida this season. He is currently an NFL analyst on ESPN's NFL Live and co-hosts Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin, a daily morning show on ESPN Radio with Jay Williams and Zubin Mehenti.

What Was the Cause of Maia Johnson's Death?

Since Maia was in her mid-20s when she died, many people on the Internet have made guesses about what might have happened. At this time, neither Keyshawn nor any other member of Maia's family has told the world why she died.

Shikiri's Instagram feed is open to the public, and she has posted a few pictures of her late daughter on her tales. Since Keyshawn told the sad news, he has been getting a lot of support online from other players, sports commentators, and accounts that focus on sports.

ESPN put out a message to show their support for Keyshawn and his family. “Our thoughts are with Keyshawn and his family as they deal with this unthinkable tragedy,” the statement said. “All of his ESPN family is behind him.”

We send our deepest sympathies to the close friends and family of Maia Johnson. May her soul rest in peace. And don’t forget to check our website to find out what’s going on in the world of entertainment.

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