Pat McAfee announces shock death of his father-in-law as he holds back tears in emotional segment on Tuesday’s show

ESPN’s Pat McAfee has announced that his father-in-law has suddenly passed away.

McAfee addressed the situation on his television show with a monologue in memory of his wife’s father, Bob.

‘I couldn’t lead the show with this because there was still information being told by my wife and her family to friends and close people to her family,’ McAfee began. 

‘But now that I’ve been given the go ahead, yesterday was a day that is obviously a day that will be remembered forever in our family because my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly after the show ended yesterday in a hospital here in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

‘He had been in the hospital fighting an infection, and on Friday, we were told that he was probably going to be discharged by Sunday.

Pat McAfee announced that his father-in-law suddenly passed away after fighting an infection

McAfee's wife, Samantha, lost her father, Bob, over the weekend at an Indianapolis hospital

McAfee’s wife, Samantha, lost her father, Bob, over the weekend at an Indianapolis hospital

‘They had figured it out, and he was going to be okay. So we were all in high hopes with incredible optimism. 

‘And then yesterday, literally as the show is ending, my wife calls me and says that I have to get to the hospital because there had been an emergency. 

‘So I head over there and what my wife and her mom and her aunt and everybody in her family saw go on was her dad being a bada** and trying to kick a** and inevitably losing his fight in this particular day. 

‘Whenever something blindsides an entire family like that, obviously it can be wildly devastating.

‘My wife is a daddy’s girl. She actually has a bear tattooed on her because she calls her dad Papa Bear. She has her dad’s quotes all over her. Last night was obviously a very difficult night for our family. 

‘It was a nice reminder to, and thankfully, my wife and her mom with her dad, the last thing they said to Bob, who was a great man, was, I love you. 

‘I think this is a nice piece of perspective and a moment to tell everybody, Hey, tell your people you love them. You literally have no idea what’s going to come. It can literally be the last time you see somebody anytime you see them. 

McAfee has been married to his wife since 2020 and welcomed their first child in 2023

McAfee has been married to his wife since 2020 and welcomed their first child in 2023

‘A lot of people tell us that our show helps them escape from things and get away from things. Well, that’s what it is for me today, and I can’t thank you all. My wife and her mom, I love you.’

It’s not clear how old Bob was and no obituary has been made publicly available at the time of publishing. 

McAfee and his wife got engaged back in February of 2019 and were married on August 1, 2020.

They have since welcomed their first child together, a daughter, back on May 4, 2023.

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