Pedro Gomez, Longtime ESPN Sportscaster, Dies at 58

Pedro Gomez, a reporter for ESPN for nearly 20 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, the network said. He was 58.

No cause of death was given.

The Gomez family said in a statement, “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.”

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Gomez began his career at ESPN in 2003 after a six-year stint at the Arizona Republic as a sports columnist and national baseball writer. He also served as the Oakland Athletics beat writer for the Sacramento Bee from 1995-97 and, before that, at the San Jose Mercury News from 1990-1994.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” James Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content said in a statement. “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 and all who love him at this extraordinarily difficult time.”

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