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Ron Santo – Cause of Death, Age, Date, and Facts

The baseball player Ron Santo passed away at age 70, this age of death has to be considered respectable. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Ron Santo and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame third baseman who played in nine All-Star games, and later become a famous sportscaster.

He signed with the Cubs in 1959, and played most of his career as a Cub, until he was traded to the White Sox towards the end of his career.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously in 2012.

He had four kids with his wife Vicky Santo, named Jeff, Ron Jr., Linda, and Kelly.

He and Ernie Banks were both longtime Cubs who were later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

How did Ron Santo die?

Ron Santo's death was caused by diabetes.

Santo died at 12:40 am on December 3, 2010 in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, due to complications from bladder cancer and diabetes.
Information about the death of Ron Santo
Cause of deathDiabetes
Age of death70 years
ProfessionBaseball Player
Death dateDecember 3, 2010
Place of deathScottsdale, Arizona, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Ron Santo

The last thing I ever thought would ever happen to me was losing my legs.

Ron SantoHow did Ron Santo die cause of death

I’m a Cubbie. I’ll always be a Cubbie.

Ron SantoHow did Ron Santo die cause of death

I’ve been a Cub all my life. I came up here when I was 20 years old and spent my whole career here in Chicago. I’ve always been an optimist; I believe you have to be in order to survive, to be honest with you – in health, with what I’ve been through. That’s the way I am.

Ron SantoHow did Ron Santo die cause of death

I believe very strongly – and I never brought this up as a player – but I put up, I feel, Hall of Fame numbers with diabetes. If I didn’t have diabetes – nobody realizes that, when I was diagnosed at 18, even the doctors didn’t know what to do about diabetes.

Ron SantoHow did Ron Santo die cause of death

The last thing I want is to die and then be put into the Hall of Fame. It’s not because I won’t be there to enjoy it, exactly. It’s because I want to enjoy it with family and friends and fans. I want to see them enjoy it.

Ron SantoHow did Ron Santo die cause of death