Veteran Boston Globe sports writer Nick Cafardo has died suddenly at the age of 62.
Cafardo, who has worked for The Boston Globe since 1989, died after suffering an embolism while covering the Boston Red Sox’s Spring Training camp in Florida. Over three decades, he established himself as prominent sports reporter in Boston, covering the New England Patriots and the Red Sox for the paper.
For the last 15 years, Cafardo had covered the Red Sox across the country, while still writing his Sunday baseball notes column, which was one of the Globe’s most popular features. Cafardo wrote several books, including “If These Walls Could Talk’’ with Jerry Remy, and “Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love,’’ with baseball Hall of Famer Tom Glavine.
He is survived by his wife Leeanne, and two children, Ben and Emilee.