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“Rest in Peace”: Thousands Mourn With Stephen Curry After Heartbreaking Demise of 2x World Series Winning MLB Legend

Published 10/02/2023, 1:53 AM EDT

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The world of sports just received a shocking update. MLB legend Tim Wakefield passed away at the age of 57. Wakefield was diagnosed with and battling brain cancer that finally caught up to him. The entire Boston Red Sox fan base along with the rest of the MLB mourns his loss. And our prayers go out to his family and close relatives.

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Tim Wakefield’s loss wasn’t limited to just the MLB or its fanbase. Golden State Warriors All-Star point guard Stephen Curry too mourned his loss with thousands of fans as he shared Wakefield’s demise on his social media.

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Tim Wakefield played 19 seasons in the MLB and spent the majority of his season with the Boston Red Sox. An All-Star and a two-time World Series champion, Wakefield was beloved by many.

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Including the Warriors’ star, Stephen Curry. Curry went on to his official Instagram to share a post on his IG stories. He shared a post by the official Boston Red Sox Instagram page about Wakefield’s demise.


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Stephen Curry‘s caption on the Wakefield post read, “Rest in Peace Tim! One of the best on and off the diamond. Always had a smile for me on the range in Tahoe and brought so many people joy watching him do what he loved to do.”

Wakefield’s life beyond baseball

Time Wakefield was a known philanthropist. He was one of the most charitable players in the MLB during his time. The Boston Red Sox even nominated him eight times for the Roberto Clemente Award. This award was given to the player that reflected it best as to giving back to the community.

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The official X, formerly known as Twitter, Red Sox page also shared a heartwarming message as they broke the news of Wakefield’s untimely demise.


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The post was captioned, “Our hearts are broken with the loss of Tim Wakefield. Wake embodied true goodness; a devoted husband, father, and teammate, beloved broadcaster, and the ultimate community leader. He gave so much to the game and all of Red Sox Nation. Our deepest love and thoughts are with Stacy, Trevor, Brianna, and the Wakefield family.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wakefield family during these tough times.

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Written by:

Abhishek Dhariwal


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Abhishek Dhariwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with a background in journalism and mass communication. Abhishek uses storytelling along with feedback gathering to curate elegant and exclusive content for ES. His writing covers a wide range of topics, from in-game coverage to off-court activities of NBA stars.
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