Vera Clemente, the widow of Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente, has died at the age of 78, according to the team.
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Many around the world of baseball, including the Major League Baseball's official Spanish Twitter account, have reacted to the news that Vera Clemente passed away Saturday.
The governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez, also tweeted her condolences for the family.
Translated, her tweet reads: "I join the pain of the family of Mrs. Vera Cristina Zabala, widow of our star, Roberto Clemente. Vera worked to ensure that Clemente's legacy will last, pride of all Puerto Ricans. Rest in peace."
This comes just weeks after she was hospitalized in reportedly delicate health.
Vera Clemente is survived by three sons: Roberto Clemente Jr., Luis Clemente and Roberto Enrique.
The Pirates confirmed the sad news, and owner Bob Nutting released a statement regarding Vera Clemente's death:
MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred also released a statement following Vera's passing.
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