Keyshawn Johnson's Son Pens Heartbreaking Tribute to Sister and “Role Model” Maia After Her Death

Former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson’s son took to Instagram to write a touching tribute to his older sister, Maia Hightower-Johnson, who recently passed away. Scroll on for his emotional note.

By Mona Thomas Mar 16, 2021 8:03 PMTags
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Keyshawn Johnson Jr. is mourning the death of his older sister.

On Tuesday, March 16, the 22-year-old son of former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson took to social media to reflect on the life and memory of Maia Hightower-Johnson, who passed away at 25.

"Yesterday, I lost the one person in my life that is full blood," he wrote. "I lost my big sister Maia. Maia was undoubtedly my biggest role model growing up. I wanted to be nothing but a clone of her. I always thought she was the coolest person, had the coolest clothes, listened to the best music."

The post continued, "I dont know what I'm going to do without you. I just wish we were as close as we used to be. I'm sorry for that and I love you so much. I will see you soon #LLMHJ"

In a series of tweets shared on March 15, the former wide receiver, who now works as an ESPN analyst, wrote, "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."

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The following tweet read, "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."

He ended the statement by writing, "We also all appreciate your support and respect for our privacy as we move forward. Thank you all, God Bless. Keyshawn Johnson, Sr."