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What is the Death Cause of Jose Fernandez? His wife and Daughter

What is the Death Cause of Jose Fernandez? His wife and Daughter

Facts of Jose Fernandez

Full Name:Jose Fernandez
Birth Date:July 31, 1992
Age:31 years
Death Date:September 25, 2016
Profession:Baseball pitcher
Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
Break UpMaria Arias
DivorceAlejandra Baleato Marichal (m.2012-2014)
Net Worth$3 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Birth PlaceSanta Clara
EducationBraulio Alonso High School
MotherMaritza Fernandez
SiblingsYadenis Jimenez
KidsPenelope Jo Fernandez
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Jose Fernandez is a popular Cuban-American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Early Life of Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez was born on July 31st, 1992, in Santa Clara, Cuba. His nationality is Cuban and belongs to the ethnicity of Cuban-American. His birth sign was Leo

The name of his mother is Maritza Fernandez and his father’s name is unknown. He has a sister named Yadenis Jimenez. He went to Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, Florida.

From his initial age, he was energetic about baseball. Even he has conveyed his playing abilities and methods to his secondary school baseball group. And also, he defected from Cuba as a teenager in 2008.

Body Measurement of Fernandez

Jose had a standard height of 6 feet 2 inches along with an average weight of 108kg. In addition, he had brown hair and brown eyes.

Late Jose Fernandez, Baseball pitcher
Caption: Late Jose Fernandez, Baseball pitcher

Nevertheless, Jose used to be active on social media sites before his death.

What is the Cause of Jose Fernandez Death?

Jose met his untimely death via a boat accident off Maimi Beach in September 2016. Two other people also died in the fiasco, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias. The boat was crushed into a mass of rocks and the impact killed the three men.

Nevertheless, it was revealed that Fernandez overdosed on cocaine and had too much alcohol in his system while driving the boat. But his family does not believe the report that he takes such hard drugs nor does he have drinking problems.

Along with that, the families of the two other men lost in the accident in February 2017 filed a lawsuit against Jose’s estate worth $2million each for the loss of their children via the pitcher’s carelessness.

Was Jose Fernandez Married? Daughter

Jose had an affair with his girlfriend Maria Arias. Actually, the pair met at the movies and became a couple shortly after that.

Even he announced that his girlfriend was pregnant with their first child on September 20, 2016. Sadly, he was not alive to welcome his daughter, Penelope Jo Fernandez who was born on February 24, 2017.

Late Jose Fernandez's Mother, wife and daughter
Caption: Late Jose Fernandez’s mother, wife, and daughter

Previously, he was a married man. He married Alejandra Baleato Marichal in the year 2012 in Tampa, Florida. After two years of being in a marital relationship, the couple started having differences and they divorced in the year 2014.

What is Jose Fernandez Net Worth and Salary?

Actually, he had a net worth of $3 million. Apart from that, he earned upwards of $6 million over the life of his career. However, his 2016 1-year contract with the Marlins was valued at $2.8 million.

Besides this, he was also entitled to yearly allowances worth $6,200.Unfortunately, his mother Maritza and girlfriend Maria Arias were placed in charge of his assets when he died.

Achievements and Games

Jose discussed his expert achievements, he was chosen by The Florida Marlins in the first round, with the fourteenth general determination, of the 2011 MLB draft.

Late Jose Fernandez, Baseball pitcher
Caption: Late Jose Fernandez, Baseball pitcher

Likewise, he marked with the Marlins, getting a $2 million markings reward. Subsequent to making his agreement with the Marlins, he doled out to play with Jamestown Jammers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn group.

Already he had maintained a position in the Florida Class 6A state champions in both his sophomore and senior seasons. 

Besides this, he was playing for the Miami Marlins. In addition, he was generally respected for his playing styles and playing procedures. Early on the morning of September 25, 2016, he tragically died in a boating accident at the age of 24. He was legally drunk and had cocaine in his system.


Actually, Jose began his Minor League Baseball (MLB) when the Florida Marlins chose him in the 2011 MLB draft. During his career, Fernandez pitched to a 13-1 win-misfortune record with a 2.35 earned run normal (ERA) and 134 strikeouts. He additionally tossed two no-hitters.