Man Dies After Falling over Railing at Wrigley Field Following Cubs Game

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2017

Wrigley Field marquee lights up before a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on home opening day, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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A 42-year-old Wheaton, Illinois, man died Wednesday after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field following the Chicago Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday.

According to Scott Gleeson of USA Today, Richard E. Garrity fell onto his head and was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night before being pronounced dead Wednesday.

The Cubs released a statement following Garrity's death: "The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time."

Per Gleeson, Garrity was a manager at Heineken and a lifelong Cubs fan.

According to Rosemary Regina Sobol and Tony Briscoe of the Chicago Tribune, Garrity is set to undergo an autopsy Thursday.