Who is Maia Johnson Keyshawn?
Maia Johnson was the first first-born daughter of former NFL player Keyshawn Johnson who announced the tragic death of his firstborn daughter Maia as he refrained from announcing the cause of her death at an untimely age of 25.
Maia was Johnson’s first-born child with his ex-wife Shikiri Hightower. The two got married in 1998 and parted ways in 2002. The two also have a son Keyshawn Johnson Jr. together. Johnson also has two young children London and Vance Johnson with his current wife Jennifer Conrad.
How old was Maia Johnson?
Maia Johnson was 25 years old at the time of death.
Keyshawn Johnson Maia Johnson Tribute
Johnson’s fans all over the world soon poured in their condolences and kind words for the grieving father.
“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 I appreciate your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time,” Johnson tweeted. He further said, “We also all appreciate your support and respect for our privacy as we move forward. Thank you all, God Bless. Keyshawn Johnson, Sr. ”
According to EOnline, Maia’s age at the time of death was 25.
Maia Johnson Cause of Death
Keyshawn Johnson announced on Monday that his elder daughter Maia Johnson had breathed her last in an emotional statement on Twitter.
However, a section of the trolls took this opportunity to point out Maia’s alleged habitual pattern of drug abuse, which they said she posted on her Instagram and Snapchat profiles. Some even speculated drug overdose to be the actual cause of her death. Soon, the online trend of insensitive remarks about Maia’s drug abuse and past arrests peaked. It prompted Keyshawn’s fans to slam the trolls for not allowing him to mourn in peace.
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.
— Keyshawn Johnson (@keyshawn) March 15, 2021
Maia Johnson Obituary
Maia Johnson, the daughter of Keyshawn Johnson and his first wife Shikiri Hightower, was born in 1995. In his obituary note, her father called her “a constant beloved presence”, adding that the entire family was devastated and heartbroken from her death. Maia was born to the former couple when Keyshawn was 22-years-old and Shikiri was 19. The couple got married in 1998 and divorced in 2002. Alongside Maia, they share another son together — Keyshawn Johnson Jr.
How Did Maia Johnson Die?
Keyshawn and Shikiri were known for keeping their children away from the limelight and not much was known about Maia or her siblings’ personal lives. Not many people know that Maia was once apparently charged with drug involvement and Flagler County Sheriff had released her mugshots back then.
Internet users seem to have discovered unknown details about her life and have unabashedly shared the information on Keyshawn’s obituary post itself. “What happened? Drug overdose?” a user insensitively responded to Keyshawn’s heartbreaking tweet.
“Yeah, Maia she was an Instagram Trapper always posting Lbs of weed and pills for sale bragging about it. Her IG and Snap used to be live streams of wild drug binges,” came another problematic comment. One user posted an old video of Maia engaging in drug abuse.
Was Maia Johnson arrested for drug possession?
An inmate report from Flagler County Sheriff’s Office shows the arrest record of Maia Hightower Johnson on May 22, 2019. The record, which mentions her as a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, shows that she was arrested on May 22, 2019, around 9:20 pm for illegal possession of Hashish.
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As soon as Johnson’s tweet came to light, people extended support and wished the young soul to rest in peace. One person replied saying: “Losing a child is hard for a parent no matter what stage in life they’re in… condolence to you and your family…”
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While another one said, “Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter. Praying for peace and strength in this incredibly difficult time.”