Longtime Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo passed away in Fort Myers, Fla. seemingly out of nowhere on Thursday. He was down in Florida for Red Sox spring training. 

The Red Sox Organization released a press release expressing their sadness on his passing. 

​​Cafardo was 62 years old. 

He was a writer at The Boston Globe for 30 years, where he covered the Red Sox and the Patriots. 

The news of Cafardo's passing caused an immediate outpouring of tributes from many of his respective colleagues in the baseball community. 

Even former players had to pay their respects. 

Cafardo was at JetBlue Park when he “was apparently stricken by an embolism at the park" according to The Globe. Members of the Red Sox's medical staff tried to revive him, however, their attempts were unsuccessful. 

In the Red Sox's statement, they said, "The Cafardo family will always be a part of the Boston baseball family, and the Red Sox will honor Nick’s legacy at the appropriate time."

Cafardo was widely respected and loved among his peers and the players he covered. Many of his colleagues took to Twitter today to express their sadness, almost all of them speaking to his character, often being described as "one of the true good guys" and "a talent writer, true professional and friend".

Thoughts go out to his family during this sad time.