Rick Licht, Caminiti’s agent and close friend, said Caminiti died at New York’s Lincoln Memorial Hospital in the Bronx. Licht, who last spoke to Caminiti last week, declined to comment about the former All-Star’s sudden death.
“The whole situation is devastating certainly for myself and his family — he has three children,” he said. “I spoke to him so many times recently, and he sounded fantastic. He was very clear and focused and looking forward to spending time with his little girls and getting back into baseball.”
I’m sorry he never got a chance to get his life back in order. And I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before words like “steroids” and “Lyle Alzado” enter into the conversation. All I want to say is, Rest in peace, Ken Caminiti.