Former Major League Baseball standout Jeremy Giambi passed away recently at the age of 47. Giambi was a journeyman throughout his career, which saw him play for four teams throughout his seven-year life as a ballplayer at the highest level. Baseball fans were extremely saddened to hear the news.

TMZ has now reported the terrible circumstances of Giambi’s death. A family member found Jeremy on Wednesday morning and dialed 911 immediately. Despite their best efforts, there was nothing that could be done.

The Los Angeles medical examiner noted that the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The news is especially jarring since several professional athletes have taken their own lives in the past couple of decades.

The Oakland Athletics issued a statement saying they were heartbroken to learn of Giambi’s death. His brother Jason also starred for the team. Jeremy Giambi’s death was like losing a family member to the A’s community.

Jeremy Giambi was portrayed in the hit film Moneyball by Nick Porrazzo. Giambi was selected in the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals, getting his first MLB call-up two years later.

Our condolences go out to the friends, family, and loved ones of Jeremy Giambi. He was yet another athlete taken from us way too soon. Everyone at Thirsty is sending our thoughts out to the Giambi family in this difficult time.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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