It’s no surprise that the community is having a hard time dealing with the sudden death of Miami Marlin Jose Fernandez. Today was the memorial service, see what is said of his character and celebrity.

Not only the MLB community, not only the Cuban American community, just everyone is devastated and shocked behind the accidental death of the 24 year old pitcher on Sunday. Today, a public memorial was held in his remembrance. So many were touched by his life and story.

“His is the story of many in South Florida. He brings it home,” said Portuondo, who drives a city trolley bus. “Being here, the sadness is just thick in the air.”

“He meant everything, he was the best pitcher I knew, he would always bring joy to life,” fan Kelsi Figueroa said. “Whenever he would pitch I would always tell my mom to let me go. It’s just so sad.”

Such a tragic end. Private family services are scheduled for tomorrow. RIP Jose Fernandez.

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