Former MLB player Jeremy Giambi died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound … according to the medical examiner in Los Angeles.
He was only 47 years old.
Sources close to the family told us the former 7-year MLB veteran took his own life earlier this week at his parents’ home in the L.A. area.
A member of Jeremy Giambi’s family found him around 11:40 AM on Wednesday, and immediately called 911. Rescuers responded, but sadly, Jeremy died at the scene.
Jeremy played for the Royals, Athletics, Phillies, and Red Sox from 1998 to 2003. He had a career batting average of .263, hit 52 home runs, and batted in 209 runs throughout his career.
His best season came in 2002, when he played in 124 games and hit 20 homers.
The Athletics issued the following statement on Giambi’s passing: “We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of a member of our Green and Gold family, Jeremy Giambi. We offer our condolences to Jeanne, Jason, and his family and friends.”
Jeremy is the younger brother of former American League Most Valuable Player Jason Giambi.