Former major league outfielder Jeremy Giambi’s death has been ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.
Giambi, 47, was found dead in his mother’s home in Claremont, California, on Wednesday morning. A report released by the coroner’s office listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.
Giambi played parts of six seasons in the major leagues, including two playoff appearances with the Oakland Athletics. After a trade from Kansas City, he played two seasons in Oakland with his older brother Jason, who went on to sign a seven-year, $120 million contract with the New York Yankees.
The brothers starred at South Hills High School in West Covina, California, and Jeremy went on to a collegiate career at Cal State Fullerton, winning a national championship in 1995.
“I am completely shocked by the news about Jeremy,” former A’s pitcher Barry Zito said in a text message to the San Francisco Chronicle before the autopsy report was completed. “He was an incredibly loving human being with a very soft heart and it was evident to us as his teammates that he had some deeper battles going on.”
‘This too shall pass away’ this famous Persian adage seems to be defeating us again and again in the case of COVID-19. Despite every effort