David Feherty mourned the loss of his son Tuesday, saying that he had died of an overdose.
In a Twitter message, the former pro golfer and host of Golf Channel’s “Feherty” informed his followers that his son had died on his 29th birthday.
“My first born son is gone from me, dying from an overdose on his 29th birthday. Bless his sweet heart, I will fight on,” Feherty wrote.
Feherty has detailed his own struggle with alcoholism and depression in the past.
In their own statement, NBC Broadcasting & Sports chairman Mark Lazarus and NBC Sports Group president, golf Mike McCarley said, “Our deepest condolences go out to David Feherty and his family on the passing of his oldest son, Shey. Family means everything to David, and his Golf Channel, NBC Sports and extended television family send their love and support at this time.”
My first born son is gone from me, dying from an overdose on his 29th birthday. Bless his sweet heart, I will fight on.
— David Feherty (@Fehertwit) August 1, 2017
Our deepest condolences go out to the Feherty family. pic.twitter.com/UtLn9WaXui
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) August 1, 2017