Former MLB Star Sean Burroughs Dies Suddenly at 43

Former Major League Baseball star Sean Burroughs died suddenly at 43 years-old this week.

“It is with heavy heart that I am writing this message to inform you that yesterday afternoon one of our Coaches, Sean Burroughs, tragically passed away,” Doug Wittman, president of Long Beach Little League, wrote in a statement posted on social media on Friday.

According to The Orange County Register, Burroughs collapsed and died while dropping off his son at a Little League game.

“Sean Burroughs, a celebrated baseball standout who led the Long Beach All-Stars to back-to-back Little League World Series titles and played seven seasons in the major leagues, died Thursday. He was 43 years old. Long Beach Little League president Doug Wittman confirmed Burroughs’ death. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, Burroughs’ mother Debbie said in a text message to the Southern California News Group,” the outlet reported.

“According to Wittman, Burroughs was found unconscious next to his car in the parking lot at Stearns Champions Park in Long Beach after he dropped off his 6-year-old son, Knox, for a Little League game. CPR was administered and Burroughs was not responsive. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived in response to 9-1-1 calls, but Burroughs was pronounced dead at the scene.”