Former MLB Player Ryan Freel Commits Suicide

Different news outlet are reporting that fan favorite Ryan Freel has committed suicide

Freel, best known for his years with the , was just 36 years old. He was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Cincinnati Enquirer received a note from Reds director of media relations Rob Butcher:

The Reds family is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ryan Freel. His teammates and our fans loved him for how hard he played the game, and he loved giving back to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

The team also addressed reports of Freel’s passing on its official Twitter account.

“Thinking of the Freel family. Ryan touched everyone he came in contact with here in the clubhouse, in the front office and in the community.”

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