As first announced on Twitter and Instagram by his wife, Lakisha JacksonWesseling, Chris Wesseling, a beloved writer and podcaster for NFL.com since 2013, died on February 5, 2021.
In 2019, Wesseling, the creator and co-host of the Around the NFL podcast, married Lakisha Wesseling, who works at NFL.com as a digital content editor. They share one son together, Lincoln Roux, who was born on May 22, 2020.
Wesseling was also a fan favorite on the Around The NFL Podcast, where, while reviewing league news and breaking down games with colleagues Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, and Marc Sessler, he provided his signature style of football expertise and humor.
The cause of death for Wesseling resulted from his continuing battle with cancer. His wife explained on social media that it turned out to be “the last time he was home” when he left for what she thought was a routine hospital visit a few days ago, as his cancer had “spread to his lungs and other areas.”
On social media, Lakisha (Chris Wesseling Wife), who is a Digital Content Editor at NFL.com, confirmed his passing Saturday:
It’s not that I have no words. It’s that none of them will do @ChrisWesseling – or what his friendship meant to me – enough justice.💔RIP, old friend. We will all miss you beyond measure. pic.twitter.com/KrxvLFHWmC