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Rafael Devers Jersey Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. He was 24 years old.Horrific news to report this morning, multiple people inform me that Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident. Andy Slater (@AndySlater) September 25, 2016Sickening news: Source confirms that #Marlins' Jose Fernandez was killed in boating accident. Statement coming from club shortly. Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 25, 2016MORE: Notable sports deaths of 2016Here are some of the basic facts on Jose Fernandez' death, from a Coast Guard spokesperson. Pre s conference is happening now. pic.twitter.com/3j0x1ILg9R Marc Hochman (@MarcHochman) September 25, 2016"The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic lo s of Jose Fernandez," the team said in a statement. "Our Sox Cool Base Custom Gray Jersey thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.The Marlins have cancelled today's scheduled game against the Braves.Today's game against the Braves had been canceled. clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) September 25, 2016This morning's scene of fatal boating accident that killed Jose Fernandez. Photo: MiamiDadeFire #breaking pic.twitter.com/uQaqVVeh7i liz roldan (@lizroldancbs4) September 25, 2016Commi sioner Manfred has i sued a statement as well pic.twitter.com/u6xI9je0EL William Boor (@wboor) September 25, 2016MORE: MLB reacts to death of Jose FernendezFernandez was a two-time All-Star who won the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year award. His final career statistics will be 38-17 with a 2.58 ERA and Mookie Betts Youth Red Jersey 589 strikeouts. Earlier this season, Sporting News ranked Fernandez as the 36th best player in baseball.A native of Cuba, Fernandez graduated from Braulio Alonso HS (Tampa, FL). The Marlins made him a first-round pick (14the overall) in 2011.