The San Francisco Giants announced the death of Kristin Coleman, wife of former All-Star pitcher Tim Lincecum … as fans paid tribute following her death from cancer in June.
- Kristin Coleman died in June and the Giants announced her death on Thursday
- In a statement, the team said she was “beloved by the Giants family.”
- Lincecum played nine seasons for the Giants and won three World Series with the team
The San Francisco Giants have announced the death of Kristin Coleman, wife of former ace Tim Lincecum.
Coleman, a teacher at Peninsula Elementary School in the Bay Area, died of cancer on June 27, but the veterans had not made the news of her death public until Thursday night.
The veterans were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kristin Coleman, wife of Tim Lincecum. said In a statement posted on Twitter.
‘Our deepest sympathies go out to Tim, Kristin’s family and friends and to all whose lives she touched as a teacher.
‘She was the darling of the legendary family and her caring and genuine spirit to those of us who were lucky enough to know her and Timmy during her time with us.’
Tim Lincecum won the Cy Young Award twice and was an All-Star pitcher with the Giants.
Lincecum is pictured with his wife Kristin, whose death from cancer was announced this week
Coleman was also beloved at her school, and superintendent Chris Mount-Bennitts paid tribute to her by email at the time of her death.
‘If you are involved with Christine, my deepest condolences. You are not alone, many of us feel this keenly.’
According to the Journal, Coleman passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Her parents said she was ‘the light of our lives, a beautiful human being who touched many hearts,’ according to the Journal.
The San Francisco Giants announced Coleman’s death on Twitter Thursday evening
Lincecum has been retired since 2016, and has been notoriously reclusive since stepping away from the baseball field.
He was invited to this weekend’s 2012 Giants team reunion, but will not attend and has rarely been seen since walking away from the game.
As a pitcher, he was a two-time Cy Young winner and a fan favorite after winning three World Series in San Francisco.
He is a four-time All-Star from 2008 to 2011 and was also a three-time strikeout leader in the NL.
His wife Kristin’s death isn’t the first tragedy to hit Lincecum in the past few years, following the unexpected loss of his brother Sean in 2018, as reported by SFGate.
Tributes poured in on Twitter within hours of Coleman’s death being announced.
One Giants fan wrote: ‘Our condolences to Timmy and his family. Kristin was a beloved teacher and respected colleague. May her memory be a blessing.’
Another added: ‘So sorry to hear this. Prayers for peace and comfort for Tim and his/her family.’