The passing of ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff has stunned the college football world, especially from a media perspective.

But in a new series of tweets from his fiancee, details have emerged about his passing late last year.

“Hi all, Katy again- this will be my last post on Edward’s social media. I wanted to provide an update about Edward’s passing that may help people in processing it and making a little more sense of what happened,” she tweeted from Aschoff’s Twitter account. “After his passing, the hospital received the final results from his lung biopsy. Unbeknownst to us, Edward had stage 4, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in his lungs. This is an aggressive type of cancer that is usually undetectable until it is very advanced. Both pneumonia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma can trigger HLH in the body and that is seemingly what happened with Edward. All of this combined is what led to his very rapid decline those last few days, and ultimately his passing.”

Katy thanked the doctors and nurses who helped Aschoff in his final days, and wrote these tweets to perhaps help people dealing with the tragedy. She was glad he didn’t have to go through painful treatment.

“He wouldn’t have wanted to go out like that. His ass was too vain,” she wrote. “I also wanted to provide this update because he would have wanted everyone to know that something way bigger than pneumonia took him down.”

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to a scholarship fund being set up by the University of Florida’s School of Journalism and Communications. Katy wrote that, he “loved mentoring and sharing his advice for up-and-coming journalists and reporters.”

Donations to the Edward Aschoff Memorial Fund at UF’s College of Journalism and Communications can be made out to the “U.F. Foundation”, sent to P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604, Attn: Gift Processing. Please note “Edward Aschoff Memorial Fund” in the memo area.