David Feherty's Son Dies On 29th Birthday! Shares The Loss Of Family On Twitter
The former golf pro on the European Tour and PGA Tour, David Feherty, shares the loss of his first son Shey Feherty on Twitter, as his son dies on his 29th birthday on July 29, 2017.
Current sports broadcaster Feherty shared the news about the death of his son via Twitter on August 1. He wrote-
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
"His beautiful blue eyes could captivate a room, but they could not stare down the enemy that lurked in the shadows and prevent it from reaching out to grab him in his darkest time.”
“Shey fought hard to win his battles with drug addiction and mental illness, but in the end the monsters won. The worry we felt watching Shey’s struggle with his addiction has now been replaced by a feeling of loss so deep, knowing we will never see his smiling face or beautiful eyes again. But through our heartbreak we share Shey’s story in the hope that it will touch another person who may battle with addiction either for themselves or for a loved one.”
Other sports personalities and the member of golf communities have shared their condolences on social media, asking David and his family to stay strong during this period.
Sad to hear. Thoughts and prayers with you and the family David ????????— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) August 1, 2017
My friend, I'm so sorry to here the news of your son. My ?? is hurting for you and your family. May the love of Christ comfort U all.— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) August 1, 2017
David, so terribly sad to hear this tragic loss. Vivienne, my family & I send our condolences, love and support during this difficult time.— Gary Player (@garyplayer) August 1, 2017
Likewise, Golf Channel has also released a statement.
Feherty has also thanked all those people who messaged and comforted him and his family during this time.
Thank you all so much for your messages. To be surrounded by such love is of great comfort to me at this time— David Feherty (@Fehertwit) August 1, 2017
Feherty has altogether five children, among which Shey was his eldest son from his first wife, Caroline DeWitt. He also shares another son with Caroline named Rory Feherty.
Likewise, he has three children Fred Feherty, Carl Feherty, and Erin Feherty with his second wife, Anita.
You might not know that this disease runs in Feherty’s family. He also battles with depression and addiction and is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In an intimate interview in 2015 with the Rolling Stones, Feherty opened up about his battle and struggles. He said-
A typical day was 30-40 Vicodin and two and a half bottles of whiskey…real whiskey. Whiskey with an 'e.' There was cocaine, there was dope. When I think about it now I'm like, "Why am I alive?"
He even revealed that his wife and Tom Watson helped him in this battle to recover his addiction.
Sincere Condolences to the Degrieved Family!