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Baseball Star Killed In Tragic Boat Crash

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Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning in Miami.

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time,” the Marlins organization stated in a press release.

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PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 22: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins reacts at second base after hitting a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 22, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Details of the deadly boat crash that claimed a total of three lives are unknown, and the Marlins game Sunday against the Atlanta Braves has been canceled.

This tragedy is only made worse by the fact that Fernandez, age 24, successfully escaped the oppression of the communist dictatorship in Cuba and had been living the American dream. He also recently posted on Instagram about how happy he was to be having a baby with his girlfriend.

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The death of this young star athlete is a brutal reminder how fragile life really is.

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