AN MLB STAR Who was Jerry Remy and what was his cause of death?. BOSTON Red Sox’s fans are mourning the loss of one of their own after it was announced Jerry Remy had passed away.
Remy was known as a longtime television broadcaster for the team and was a former star. Jerry Remy was a former MLB second-baseman turned American broadcaster.
Who was Jerry Remy?
Born November 8, 1952, Remy was known as a former MLB player turned broadcaster.
Remy was first drafted to the league in 1970 by the Washington Senators, but did not sign with a team until the 1971 free agent draft.
In 1975, he made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Angels, where he played until 1977.
During his time in California, he was named the second team captain in franchise history but was then traded to the Red Sox’s shortly after, where he spent the rest of his career.
He spent six years with the team before retiring in 1984.
Prior to his MLB debut, Remy attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.
Remy was later inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jerry Remy Cause of Death
It was confirmed on October 31, 2021, that Remy had passed away the night before at the age of 68, just one week before his birthday.
It was reported that he died following a battle with lung cancer.
In August 2021, he had stepped away from broadcasting to focus on his treatment for the disease.
“As I’ve done before and will continue to do, I will battle this with everything I have,” Remy wrote at the time.
He was first diagnosed in 2008 and had beat it four times prior to his final diagnosis in 2021.
He is survived by his wife, Phoebe and their three children.
Jerry Remy Wife & Family
Since 1974, Remy had been married to his wife Phoebe.
The couple had previously met in 1972 when he was working at a Fall River, Massachusetts, clothing store during the off-season, according to a 2009 profile in the Boston Globe.
While not much is known on Remy’s wife, she is said to have helped her husband quit smoking after 16 years.
Throughout the course of their marriage, the couple welcomed three children, Jared, 42, Jordan and Jenna.