Michael Johnson, child of TNT sportscaster Ernie “E.J.” Johnson, has kicked the bucket, his dad said via web-based media Friday night. He was 33.
“This person we took on from Romania in 1991 and determined to have Duchenne solid dystrophy carried on with a supernatural existence of 33 years,” the TNT anchor said in an Instagram post that incorporated a photograph of Michael.
Duchenne solid dystrophy (DMD) is an uncommon hereditary issue of moderate strong shortcoming, which normally influences young men, as per the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“We lost Michael johnson today and we’re squashed. Yet, we likewise realize we’ll see him again…and that supports us,” Johnson, a dad of six, composed.
Turner Sports, in an assertion posted via online media, said: “We are crushed over the death of Cheryl and Ernie’s adored child, Michael, a genuine legend who elevated and gave pleasure to everybody he contacted.
“The family’s adoration, confidence, and obligation to each other will perpetually be a motivation to us. Our most unimaginable sympathies are with Cheryl, Ernie and their family, companions and friends and family as we grieve with them,” the assertion read.
The NBA tweeted that the association “grieves the death of Michael Johnson.”
“Michael was appreciated by so many around the association for his surprising boldness and tirelessness. We send our sincere sympathies to Ernie, Cheryl, and their family during this troublesome time.”