So sad and premature…
Former professional baseball player Darryl Hamilton was found dead late Sunday in Houston, Texas.
The 50-year-old was shot several times, apparently after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, 44-year-old Monica Jordan.
Jordan, the mother of Hamilton’s 13-month-old son, was also found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in another part of the family’s home.
The young child was left unharmed but alone in the home until police arrived.
Some of his last tweets are so heartbreaking, seeing a father taken too soon from his children’s lives:
Writers and reporters around baseball took to Twitter to reflect on Hamilton’s upbeat attitude and demeanor as they tried to make sense of his death:
RIP, Darryl Hamilton. I can├óΓé¼Γäót believe I am even typing this. I loved working with him, loved being around him. Just a fantastic person.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 22, 2015
My heart is hurting with the loss of Darryl Hamilton. Great smile. Wonderful mind. Big heart. RIP DH.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Chris Rose (@ChrisRose) June 22, 2015
RIP, Darryl Hamilton. What a fun and smart guy he was. Always smiling. Just a pleasure to be around.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 22, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with Hamilton’s children, family, and friends during this unimaginable time.
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