This is unimaginably tragic.
Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernández was killed in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning, the MLB team has confirmed. He was just 24 years old.
The pitcher and two other unidentified people were pronounced dead early Sunday after a Coast Guard patrol found a 33-foot boat overturned on a jetty about 3:30 a.m. local Miami time, according to Coast Guard Chief Nyxolyno Cangemi.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Marlins, who were set to play the Atlanta Braves today, have canceled their game in light of the tragedy surrounding Fernández (pictured above, left, laughing with an umpire during a game last week).
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):