Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who was diagnosed with inoperable glioblastoma this past June, has passed away at the age of 57. His daughter released the following statement:
“I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 pm. This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know. He is in heaven and has reunited with his mom and dad. I believe with all my heart that dad had a STANDING OVATION as he walked through the gates of heaven to be with Jesus.”
Terribly sad news. “The Kid” was an unforgettable player who will always have a special place in the hearts of Mets fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Carter family.
[via NY Daily News]