Rheal Cormier, a Canadian-American professional baseball left-handed relief pitcher, died due to cancer at the age of 53. Rheal was a great person who played in Major League Baseball (MLB), for the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox (twice), Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds for 16 seasons, between 1991 through 2007.
But he lose the battle with cancer and died at the age of 53 years old. The Philadelphia Phillies said Cormier died of cancer at his home in New Brunswick, Canada.
He was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.
“Frenchy was the kind of guy who would do anything for you and I’m lucky to have called him my friend for many years. Our time spent together in Philadelphia as teammates were unforgettable. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten,” Thome said.
Rheal Cormier Death Reason
Cormier died due to cancer in his lungs at his home in New Brunswick, Canada. He was struggling and fighting cancer for several years, according to some reports. But, sadly, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame lost the battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 53 years old.
In January 2020, Cormier was diagnosed with a tumor in his lungs. On March 8, 2021, Cormier died of pancreatic cancer.
“Rheal was one of the most vibrant people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing,” former teammate and Hall of Famer Jim Thome said in a statement released by the Phillies. “He loved baseball, but he always put his family first.”
“One of my all time favorite teammates. Big heart, spent 2yrs sitting next to him in the @Phillies bullpen,” Plesac tweeted. “he made everyone he played with better…keep throwing that 3-2 splitter in heaven.”
We are saddened to learn of the passing of former relief pitcher Rheal Cormier after a courageous battle with cancer: https://t.co/VqcNlKcYCf pic.twitter.com/FB6wXMnlW5
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) March 8, 2021
Rheal Cormier Wiki
Rheal Cormier was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, on April 23, 1967. He attended Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud in his hometown. His parents were Ronald and Jeanette Cormier who were of Acadian descent.
Rheal debuted with the Cardinals in August 15, 1991 and was a pioneer early in his career. He pitched his only shutout in 1996 for the Expos, a three-hitter against St. Louis. Moroeover, he pitched for the Canadian national baseball team at the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1988 Olympics.
|Full Name:||Rhéal Paul Cormier|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Date of Birth:||23 April 1967|
|Birthplace:||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Death date||Monday March 8, 2021|
|Death Place||His home in New Brunswick, Canada|
|Kids:||Justin and Morgan|
|College:||Community College of Rhode Island|
|Profession:||Baseball Player (left-handed relief pitcher), Sports Celebrity|
|Net Worth:||$ USD 6 Million|
|Social media:||Click here|
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Rheal Cormier estimated net worth is $ USD 6 Million and the primary source of income was from baseball players, according to online-based sources (Wikipedia, Google Search, Yahoo Search).
Salary History and Career Earnings
Rheal’s House, Family
Cormier married a woman named Lucienne and he had two children Justin and Morgan. On September 22, 2004, Cormier became a United States citizen.