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NY Mets Legend Gary Carter

Dead at 57

2/16/2012 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has died after a battle with brain cancer ... this according to his family.

The 57-year-old NY Mets legend had been diagnosed with an aggressive, fast-moving brain cancer last year.

Carter's daughter released a statement saying, "I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with Jesus today at 4:10 p.m."

She added, "This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write in my entire life but I wanted you all to know."

Doctors had discovered 4 small tumors in Carter's brain ... after the MLB legend suddenly began to forget things, repeat questions and lacked energy.

Carter -- who was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003 -- is survived by his wife, 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Carter was one of the superstars on the world champion '86 Mets squad. He was also an 11-time All Star.

R.I.P.

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pat    

R.I.P. Kid

Met this man a couple of times and let me tell you; a class act all the way.

He will be missed.

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karlew    

Funny I think of him as an Expo's player. Guess it's all in you frame of reference. Either way, Expos or Mets, we all lost a great player and a good guy. R.I.P.

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Kaylee    

RIP. This is the same cancer that took my grandmother. We donated the tumor for research. I hope they do the same....let some good come from this.

792 days ago
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JJ    

He was one of the few TRUE good guys in the sporting world.

RIP........KId.

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Drew    

You could not find a better picture for Gary Carter! WOW!

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Woodrow    

NY Mets legend? At least get it right. Montreal Expos legend....

792 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

...awwwwwwwww...what a terrible thing...prayers for his family, and dad no longer suffering..sucks!

792 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

Sucks, he was a great player and seemed like he was a good guy off the field.RIP

792 days ago
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folie    

On the way to your Field of Dreams. What great memories you left behind. RIP and many blessings and peace to your loved ones.

792 days ago
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haskel420    

4:10 JUST IN TIME FOR 4:20

792 days ago
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Daniel    

R.I.P Gary

Mets legend??? Last time I checked he started and ended his career in Montreal. I think he played 12 seasons with Montreal and 5 with the Mets.

792 days ago
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moveover    

Way too soon! Thanks, Gary. RIP.

792 days ago
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no1uno    

true class act, met him a couple of times. RIP KID

792 days ago
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CLINT    

One of my favorite old school baseball players. Class act and heck of a nice guy. RIP Gary Carter.

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Michael K.    

R.I.P Gary.....As a Braves Fan I want to thank you for the memories !!!

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