ESPN baseball writer Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 58, and NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling died Friday at the age of 46 after a long battle with cancer UFABET.
On Tuesday came more terrible news: Long-time NFL writer Terez Paylor died unexpectedly. He was 37.
Paylor joined Yahoo Sports in 2018 as a senior NFL writer after 12 years at the Kansas City Star.
Paylor was a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and held a vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He also an active member of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists. Served as a frequent speaker during the organization’s urban student journalism academy.
Paylor, a Detroit native, graduated from Howard University with a degree in print journalism.
“While we shocked and saddened by Terez Paylor’s sudden passing, we also celebrate his extraordinary life that touched so many,” longtime girlfriend and fiancee Ebony Reed wrote in a statement to Yahoo Sports.”
Terez was an exceptional journalist whose passion for football made him a respect voice. His legacy will leave an enduring impact on sports journalism, the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans.
“More important, Terez was a devoted son, grandson, brother, an adoring fiancee and a wonderful friend to so many. To know him was to love him.”
There was an outpouring of grief on social media among NFL reporters.