David Feherty’s son dies from an overdose on his 29th birthday

The son of former pro golfer, turned TV broadcaster David Feherty has died following a drug overdose on his 29th birthday.

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Feherty announced the tragic death of his oldest son Shey via his Twitter account:

Feherty’s sharp wit and love for the game his led him to become one of golf’s most loved commentators. He has openly admitted his own struggles with drugs, alcohol, and his battle with depression.

“But this is easily livable, the way I feel now. It’s taken a combination of pills, therapy and not drinking, but I’m better every day,” Feherty told Golf.com in 2009.

“Far too many people are owned by addiction and devastated by depression. There’s such a stigma attached to mental illness that they’re afraid to get help. You can get better, but you can’t do it alone.”

Many friends and fellow golfers were quick to express their condolences:

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