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Cubs Fan Dies After Falling Over Railing at Wrigley Field

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Exterior view of Wrigley Field's marquee welcoming fans for the home opening game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field on April 4, 1989, in Chicago, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 19 May 2017 05:32 AM

A Chicago Cubs fan died after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field following Tuesday night’s game. The fan, Richard Garrity, was 42.

Garrity fell over a railing and hit his head when he was leaving the stadium around 11 p.m., according to the Chicago Tribune.

Garrity suffered severe head trauma from the fall, USA Today noted.

Following the incident, he was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in a private ambulance.

Garrity was pronounced dead at the hospital at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, USA Today reported.

The Cubs issued a statement after they learned of Garrity’s death.

"The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time," the Cubs said in the statement.

Garrity’s father, Richard Sr., said his son "was a great guy" and that "everyone loved him," the Chicago Tribune noted.

"When he walked in a room, there were no strangers," he added.

Garrity, a diehard Cubs fan and marketing manager for Heineken, was attending the game with his colleagues and his wife, USA Today noted.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

Garrity’s fatal fall occurred about 45 minutes after the Cubs had taken on the Cincinnati Reds.

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