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Fans Mourn Tony Gwynn, Flock to Statue

(NBCSanDiego.com) – One day after the death of Padres icon Tony Gwynn, San Diegans continue to mourn the beloved baseball player, flocking to his statue at Petco Park to pay their respects.

Gwynn died Monday at Pomerado Hospital in Poway after losing his battle with cancer of the salivary gland. He was 54 years old.

All day Monday and well into the evening, fans visited the Tony Gwynn statue at Petco Park to mourn the baseball legend affectionately known as “Mr. Padre.”

In a steady stream, tearful strangers from all over the county left flowers and special mementos at the statue, taking their time to say farewell to Gwynn.

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