Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died suddenly Sunday. He was 58. The network announced Gomez’s death during Super Bowl 55.
The cause of death has not been disclosed.
Gomez, a Miami native, joined the network in 2003 to cover MLB. He previously worked for the Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Arizona Republic.
He traveled to Cuba for MLB’s historic exhibitions in Havana in 2016. The journey was as much personal as professional: Gomez’s parents emigrated from Cuba as refugees, and Gomez left his father and brother’s ashes in the country.
The news left co-workers and many others in sports media stunned. Their deep admiration for Gomez came through in their reactions on Twitter.
Gomez’s son Rio is a pitcher in the Red Sox organization.
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