Miami, FL – The city of Miami was sent into shock with the news that Marlins star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, died in a boat accident early this morning (September 25), the Miami Herald reports. He was 24 years old.
The Marlins canceled their game tonight against the Atlanta Braves and many fans came to Marlins Park to pay tribute to the Cuban immigrant whose story brought camaraderie in the city.
There was a moment of silence held for Fernandez at MLB games across the country. Mets, Dodgers and Mariners players hung a number 16 jersey in their dugouts to pay respect to the ace.
Many in Hip Hop took to social media to pay their respects to the athlete who was known for his big heart and bright smile.
Still in disbelief abt the Jose Fernandez news. RIP bro & my prayers go 2 the fam.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 25, 2016
R.I.P Marlins Jose Fernandez words cannot express the way I feel right now this kid enjoyed life gone so young my condolences to the family.
— LUTHER R CAMPBELL (@unclelukereal1) September 25, 2016
Super fkn sad. Never take a day for granted. RIP Jose Fernandez ⚾️Hug your love ones and pray for his.
— Dizzy Wright (@DizzyWright) September 25, 2016
— Derek Minor (@thederekminor) September 25, 2016