“Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized,” Pitaro said. “More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all.”
Before that, he had also written for the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, the Miami Herald, the San Diego Union, and the Miami News.
Best known for his coverage of Major League Baseball, Gomez covered more than 25 World Series and 22 All-Star Games throughout his career, ESPN said.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra, as well as his two sons, Rio and Dante, and his daughter, Sierra, according to the network.
The family added that Gomez died at home.
Following news of his passing, tributes poured into social media highlighting not only his professional excellence, but his kind spirit and glowing personality.
Source: CNN – US News