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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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46.

WellSinceYouDidntAsk    

Another possible victim of toxic deadly Aspartame in poison diet soda.

790 days ago
47.

Jim in Cali    

Okay for the clown Mets fans who think Gary only played great for them:

Gary had a career 66.3 WAR (wins above replacement)

For the Expos GAry's WAR was 52.6 in 12 years

For the Mets GAry's WAR was 11.2 in 5 years

His two best years with the Mets were his first two in 85 and 86. After that he was barely replacement level.

The statistics don't lie: He was an Expos Legend more than a Mets Legend.

790 days ago
48.

Criss    

That sucks! I was a fan of his as a little kid.

790 days ago
49.

Penelope    

TMZ = obituary's today. Never heard of him, but no baseball fan since the Big Red Machine years ago. RIP. Very young.

790 days ago
50.

Truth    

GARY CARTER WAS FAV BASEBALL PLAYER GROWING UP AS A KID. REMEMBER HIM WHEN HE WAS WITH MONTREAL EXPOS BACK IN THE DAY. THE ONLY PLAYER ON THAT TEAM WHO COULD HIT HOME-RUNS WHO WAS WORTH ANYTHING... DAMN, SAD TO HEAR HE WAS ONLY 57. RIP. #TRUTH!!

790 days ago
51.

Nat    

He was a Montreal Expo for most of his career. My condolences to his family.

790 days ago
52.

Dale    

Canadians will always remember him as an Expo, not a Met. He wanted to enter the HOF as an Expo, that's how much he loved Montreal and Canadian baseball fans.

790 days ago
53.

smack    

he was also an Expo

****tards

790 days ago
54.

RD    

Sad to hear that Carter had died because he sounded like a good guy. I guess he was lucky to have played in New York City because he doesn't belong in the Hall of Fame. His stats were nothing great. Leaving Montreal was the best thing he did because he wouldn't have made the Hall with the Expos.

790 days ago
55.

Giancarlo Falchetto    

It just isn't right. I feel so sad for him and his family. Cancer is such a horrible disease, and it also happens to be my horoscope sign, unfortunately. RIP.

790 days ago
56.

Seldombinlaid    

R.I.P. Gary God Bless you and your family at this trajic time.

790 days ago
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