He was 14 years old.
“Absolutely heartbroken by the passing of Mo Gaba, a bright light that brought joy to all who knew him and hope to all who heard his story. Our prayers go out to his family and loved ones, ”Hogan said on Twitter.
Gaba, who has battled cancer four times, made headlines last year when he became the first person to announce an NFL Draft pick using a draft card written in Braille.
The teenager, who regularly called Baltimore sports radio stations, was asked to announce the pick after calling sports station 98 Rock in April 2019 to discuss the project.
“What? Really? I’ve never done this before, ”Gaba said with a big smile on her face. “I’d love to do that, yeah. ”
He announced the selection of the Baltimore Ravens from Oklahoma Sooners guard Ben Powers with the No. 123 pick overall.
The Ravens posted a tribute video to Gaba on Tuesday and tweeted about her death.
“Thanks for everything, Mo. Rest In Peace,” the team wrote on Twitter, alongside a graphic consisting of several photos of Gaba and the team members.
The Baltimore Orioles also tweeted about Gaba’s death, writing, “Thank you, Mo, for sharing your joy and contagious laughs with the team and all the countless memories we will never forget. “