Jose Lima Dies At His California Residence

May 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Jose LimaLos Angeles, May 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ex-MLB All-Star Jose Lima breathed his last in his California residence on Sunday. He was 37 years old and died of a serious heart attack when he was sleeping. Jose Lima ’s wife Dorca Astacio was the first one to have reported his death. It is both a shock and a surprise to all his family members and friends. They said that Jose Lima was one of the fittest athletes in the country and it was on a rare occasion that he had complained of any health related problems.

In his wife’s words Jose Lima was “full of life” and apparently he carried no signs of any physical or mental illness. His wife said that her husband complained about problems while sleeping which she at the first instant took it as nightmares. However, in a few minutes she was able to figure out that her husband is heading towards a cardiac arrest and she dialed the number for paramedics. The paramedics took some time to reach Jose Lima’s residence and when they finally reached there wasn’t anything that they could do to help him.

Dan Evans, who happens to be the athlete’s agent told the media that after the paramedics tried on him, he was taken over to Huntington Memorial Hospital. The medical professionals examined his condition and confirmed his death. Jose Lima leaves behind his five children along with his brother Joel Lima who is also a Dodgers minor league player. His agent said that the former pitcher had plans to come up with a baseball academy for the youth in Los Angeles. Kelli Blanchard who happens to be the Los Angeles County coroner investigator said that Jose Lima’s body shall undergo an autopsy to reconfirm the cause of his death.

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