David Feherty announced on Twitter today that his oldest son, Shey, died from an overdose on his 29th birthday on July 29.
Feherty, a former pro golfer and now a golf analyst who has battled substance abuse himself, has said in the past that alcoholism and mental illness run in his family.
Funeral services are set for noon Tuesday at Restland Abbey Chapel in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies.
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, one of golf's most beloved TV personalities, has been open about his own struggles with substance addiction and depression.
"A typical day was 30-40 Vicodin and two and a half bottles of whiskey…real whiskey. Whiskey with an 'e,'" Feherty revealed last year.
"There was cocaine, there was dope. When I think about it now I'm like, 'Why am I alive?'"
Feherty has been sober since 2005.
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