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Keyshawn Johnson took to social media on Monday evening to announce the passing of his daughter, Maia Hightower Johnson

She was 25.

The NFL star posted a statement on his Instagram page writing: 

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. ????????

See Keyshawn’s original post below:

On Maia’s 22nd birthday, her mother posted this birthday message:

Maia’s cause of death has not been revealed.

My prayers and sincerest condolences to the Johnson family.