Tragedy strikes Wrigley Field as a fan dies after a horrible accident USAToday via Twitter

A life-long Chicago Cubs fan has died one day after he fell over a railing at Wrigley Field and struck his head on the pavement.

USAToday reported that Richard E. Garrity, of Wheaton, Ill., was leaving the iconic stadium Tuesday following a game with the Cinicinnati Reds when, for an unknown reason, he fell over a railing and suffered severe head trauma. He died the following day.

There’s no word on what caused the fall; an autopsy is scheduled for today.

In a statement, the Cubs said, “The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, Garrity leaves behind a wife and two young children, a 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son.

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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