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Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez, who worked for the network for nearly two decades, unexpectedly died this weekend at age 58.
The company announced the tragic loss in a statement on Sunday, revealing it was “unexpected” and no cause of death was available.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and sports content, said in a statement.
“Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized,” Pitaro continued. “More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who love him at this extraordinarily difficult time.”
Gomez joined ESPN in 2003 and covered baseball for SportsCenter and many other shows on the network. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two sons, Rio