David Feherty reveals son Shey passed away after overdose
David Feherty announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that his oldest son Shey passed away last weekend due to a drug overdose 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.
— David Feherty (@Fehertwit) August 1, 2017
Feherty has been incredibly candid over the years concerning his own struggles with addiction and depression, publicly admitting in 2006 to his battle with alcoholism.
Feherty, 58, is a beloved golf commentator and analyst currently working for NBC Sports. He’s also host of the popular talk show “Feherty” on Golf Channel. He began his broadcasting career in 1997 with CBS Sports shortly following his retirement from professional golf.
TMZ Sports is reporting that the family is asking mourners to donate to the Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies in lieu of flowers.
Thoughts go out to Feherty, his family and loved ones.