Boston Red Sox Broadcaster, Former Player, Jerry Remy, Dead at 68: Complete Story Here!
Former MLB infielder and an esteemed Boston Red Sox broadcaster, Jerry Remy, has left the world at 68. Fondly known as Rem Dawg, Remy spent more than 40 years with the organization; he played seven seasons with Boston Red Sox, and after retiring as a player, Jerry served as a color commentator for Red Sox. He died on October 30, 2021, from lung cancer.
"We are saddened by the loss of a beloved player, broadcaster, and 13-year cancer warrior," said Red Sox's principal owner John Henry in a statement. His message further read, "Jerry's love and connection to baseball didn't allow anything to stand between the game and him, including for many years cancer."
The Red Sox icon passed from a prolonged battle with cancer. Photo Source: The Boston Globe
Red Sox's manager Alex Cora also released a statement. "Like everyone else in Red Sox Nation today, I'm absolutely devastated by Jerry's passing. We connected because of our love for the game of baseball. I will miss all of our conversations about the game and just passing time together throughout the years, whether in the clubhouse or dugout," said Cora.
Jerry's health battle started in 2008 when he underwent surgery to remove a low-grade cancerous area from his lung, but it wasn't the end as the former player went on to suffer from relapse, other side effects, and depression for years. Remy would take a leave of absence then but would always return to Sox with the same level of enthusiasm and passion. In August, Jerry announced that he was stepping down from the broadcasting booth to undergo cancer treatment.
The beloved broadcaster is survived by his wife and three children. Source: NESN
"As I've done before and will continue to do, I will battle this with everything I have. I'm so grateful for the support from NESN, the Red Sox and all of you. I hope that I'll be rejoining you in your living rooms soon," Remy wrote on Twitter via NESN. The late sports broadcaster is now survived by his wife Phoebe and their three children, Jared, Jordan, and Jenna.
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