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Gary Carter passed away this afternoon according to his daughter Kimmie Bloemers' recent journal entry.
The 57-year-old Hall of Fame catcher was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in May of 2011.
The Mets released the following statement:
"On behalf of everyone at the Mets, we extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Gary’s family -- his wife Sandy, daughters Christy and Kimmy and son D.J. His nickname 'The Kid' captured how Gary approached life. He did everything with enthusiasm and with gusto on and off the field. His smile was infectious. He guided our young pitching staff to the World Series title in 1986 and he devoted an equal amount of time and energy raising awareness for a multitude of charities and community causes. He was a Hall of Famer in everything he did."Our thoughts go out to the Carter family.