Gone too soon. A Met legend and a class act. Rest in piece, Kid.
Gary Carter died just about an hour ago, at 4:10 PM, February 16th. His daughter posted the following
on her blog:Hello to Team Carter,
It has been exactly 4 weeks since the last
journal and that decision was made as a family. I am deeply saddened to
tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10
pm. This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my
entire life but I wanted you all to know.
He is in heaven and
has reunited with his mom and dad. I believe with all my heart that dad
had a STANDING OVATION as he walked through the gates of heaven to be
Thank you all for loving my dad and my entire
family. I will still share with you all the last four weeks with my dad
because they were incredibly special.
I am thankful that many
years ago, my dad accepted Jesus Christ to be his personal Savior
because I know He is now in NO pain and is the most beautiful angel. He
is now in God's Hall of Fame.
We praise you, Jesus and thank you for giving my dad to us for 57 years.
...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Heartbreaking news. Condolences to the Carter family...and the Met family. Just 12 days ago, Gary visited the Palm Beach Atlantic college team
he coached. Despite his illness, he kept a promise to his players. A fighter to the end.
Wally Backman: "If I could go back in time & mold myself like Gary Carter...he was the best teammate I ever had."