Jose Fernandez, the Major League Baseball star who died on Saturday night , was set to become a father.
The 24-year-old died along with two others after a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach.
And his emotional Instagram post from last week has taken on a new, tragic significance after his untimely death.
Fernandez, who spent a year in jail for trying to escape Cuba as a youth and saved his mother’s life while sailing from Cuba across the Gulf of Mexico, published a picture of his pregnant girlfriend on Instagram five days ago that was fittingly captioned “family first.”
“I’m so glad you came into my life. I’m ready for where this journey is gonna take us together.”