Alexa Valiente, an award-winning producer for ABC News, died Friday evening, the network announced in a small obituary published on Tuesday.
Valiente, 27, had spent six years at the network.
The exact cause of death remains unclear. In their announcement, ABC only said that Valiente had been “facing health issues for several months.”
Reps for ABC News declined to offer additional comment.
In 2018, Valiente won an Emmy for her work on the “20/20” feature “Las Vegas: Heartbreak and Heroes,” about the deadly Las Vegas massacre in October 2017. Her career at ABC included stints on “Nightlight,” “20/20” and “Popcorn With Peter Travers.”
“She was known for her infectious laugh and one-of-a-kind personality that stretched far beyond the walls the newsroom,” colleague Kelly McCarthy wrote, adding that “the news came as a surprise to many in the newsroom who knew her well.”
Valiente maintained an active Twitter account until just days before her death with little indication of any illness. In February, she made light of a visit with her doctor to joke in a thread about #HealthPickupLines.
On Twitter and elsewhere tributes for the producer began to pour in.