Son of TNT sportscaster Ernie “E.J.” Johnson, Michael Johnson has passed away at the age of 33. The news was confirmed by his father himself on social media.
The TNT anchor stated in an Instagram post that also had a picture of Michael stating “This guy we adopted from Romania in 1991 and diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy lived a miraculous life of 33 years.”
What Was the Cause of His Untimely Death?
According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare genetic disorder of progressive muscular weakness, which generally impacts boys.
We are grieving and at the same time so grateful for having been witnesses to a miraculous 33 years with michael. 🤟 https://t.co/RQM9OCSd77
— Ernie Johnson (@TurnerSportsEJ) October 30, 2021
Johnson, who is the father of six children, wrote “We lost Michael Johnson today and we’re crushed. But we also know we’ll see him again…and that sustains us.”
Ernie Johnson took to Twitter stating “We are grieving and at the same time so grateful for having been witnesses to a miraculous 33 years with Michael.”
In a statement posted on social media, Turner Sports stated “We are heartbroken over the passing of Cheryl and Ernie’s beloved son, Michael, a true hero who uplifted and brought joy to everyone he touched.” Adding further “The family’s love, faith and commitment to one another will forever be an inspiration to us. Our deepest condolences are with Cheryl, Ernie, and their family, friends, and loved ones as we mourn with them.”
As per the tweet of the NBA, that the league “mourns the passing of Michael Johnson.”
Adding further “Michael was admired by so many around the league for his remarkable courage and perseverance. We send our heartfelt condolences to Ernie, Cheryl, and their family during this difficult time.”