Former MLB Pitcher Jose Lima Dead at Age of 37 of Apparent Heart Attack | BlackSportsOnline

Former MLB Pitcher Jose Lima Dead at Age of 37 of Apparent Heart Attack

by Robert Littal | Posted on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
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I was always a big fan of Jose Lima, not so much for his pitching, but for his personality.  He was a very outgoing player, always had a great quote any time he spoke to the media, and his enthusiasm on the mound is the stuff of legend.  I am saddened by his death and prayers go out to his family.  Here are the details from

Former All-Star right-hander Jose Lima died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 37.

The cause of death was ruled a heart attack, according to his wife, Dorca Astacio.

“Jose was complaining while sleeping and I just thought he was having a nightmare,” Astacio told “I called the paramedics, but they couldn’t help him.”

Being in my 30’s, things like this always scare me immensely, so all I can say is treat every day like it is your last and always tell the people you are close to that you love them.


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