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Pedro Gomez death: Reporter honored with ‘SportsCenter’ video tribute

One day after ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly, the network honored him with a touching tribute on Monday night’s SportsCenter.

Reporter Michele Steele narrated the video, which highlighted Gomez’s family and his journalism career that spanned over three decades.

“With his glorious smile and his effusive charm, Pedro Gomez became the light of any room he entered,” Steele said in the video. “And on the baseball field, any baseball field, he was greeted by name, and more often than not, a warm embrace. He was beloved by everyone and kind.”

Tributes to Gomez have poured in this week from his ESPN colleagues, his fellow sportswriters and numerous people across MLB and the baseball community. Many have spoken of Gomez’s kindness, his willingness to help young reporters on the beat and his love for his family.

“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a dad, loving

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ESPN Baseball Reporter Pedro Gomez ‘Unexpectedly’ Dies at 58: ‘A Friend to All’

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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

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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers speaks with Pedro Gomez of ESPN on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Getty Images)
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers speaks with Pedro Gomez of ESPN on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Getty Images)

ESPN SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez has unexpectedly passed away at 58 years old. He joined ESPN in 2003 after stints at several papers as a baseball writer.

The Gomez family said in a statement Sunday: “Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach, and mentor. He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpectedly at home this afternoon.”

ESPN and Sports Content Chairman James Pitaro said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away. Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family

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Pedro Gomez Dead: SportsCenter Reporter Dies at 58


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Pedro Gomez, a highly-regarded SportsCenter reporter for ESPN, has died unexpectedly at the age of 58, the network’s PR team confirmed.

“ESPN remembers SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez, who passed away unexpectedly today at the age of 58,” the network wrote on its Twitter page.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” ESPN’s statement read. The cause of death was not given.

Here’s what you need to know:


ESPN Called Gomez an ‘Elite Journalist at the Highest Level’

ESPN’s statement made it clear that Gomez will

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