98.5 Sports host and former Major League Baseball pitcher Derek Aucoin died of brain cancer on Saturday.
His family announced in a press release Sunday morning.
“There are very few words to express the deep pain and sorrow we feel when our handsome Derek left us peacefully surrounded by love early last night. […] Despite this relentless power, he lived in gratitude for the present moment that only he could do, ”we can read especially in the text.
In the summer of 2019, the tall and sympathetic guy had been diagnosed with cancer: glioblastoma multiforme.
Thus, he fought valiantly against cancer for 18 months. He eventually died at the age of 50.
His first passion
From his early childhood, Derek Aucoin played baseball.
In 1989, he signed a contract as a free agent with Montreal Expos.
He was part of the Expos and New York Mets organization between 1989 and 1998.
He played two games in the Montreal uniform in 1996.
After his career as a pitcher, he started as a columnist and program manager for Cogeco Media.
The listeners then became acquainted with the man with a big heart, passionate about sports.
In addition, he became involved with several young athletes who dreamed of reaching the professional environment or just achieving their personal goals.
Note that on December 15, Derek Aucoin received the medal at the National Assembly in Quebec for his social commitment.
He is survived by his wife Isabelle and son Dawson.