Yahoo Sports Journalist Terez Paylor Dead At 37

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Shelby Talcott Media Reporter
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Yahoo Sports journalist Terez Paylor died suddenly Tuesday, the publication announced in a statement.

Paylor, 37, died in his home, and the cause of death was not given. He was an NFL writer and Pro Football Hall of Fame voter who joined Yahoo Sports in 2018 as a senior writer, according to ABC6. His fiancé Ebony Reed said they are “shocked and saddened” by his “sudden passing,” according to a statement.

“Terez was an exceptional journalist whose passion for football made him a respected voice,” Reed noted. “His legacy will leave an enduring impact on sports journalism, the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, and their fans. More important, Terez was a devoted son, grandson, brother, an adoring fiancé, and a wonderful friend to so many.”

“To know him was to love him. He will be dearly missed,” she continued.

Paylor started his career at the Kansas City Star in 2006, where he spent time covering the Kansas City Chiefs and other beats before moving over to Yahoo Sports. He eventually turned his focus on covering the NFL as a whole and continued to do so upon moving to Yahoo Sports, ABC6 reported. (RELATED: Yahoo Sports Ranks Trevor Lawrence As The Best Quarterback In College Football)