Wife of ex-Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield dies of cancer, less than 5 months after husband

The wife of former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield died on Wednesday, the team announced in a statement on behalf of the Wakefield family.

Stacy Wakefield died of pancreatic cancer at her home in Massachusetts, less than five months after her husband passed away from brain cancer. Tim Wakefield was 57.

"The loss is unimaginable, especially in the wake of losing Tim just under five months ago. Our hearts are beyond broken. We will remember Stacy as a strong, loving, thoughtful and kind person, who was as down-to-earth as they come," the family said in a statement.

"We feel so lucky to have had her in our lives, and we take comfort in the fact that she will be reunited with Tim, the love of her life. We would like to thank all of Stacy’s doctors, nurses and caretakers who helped her from diagnosis to today."

"We are eternally grateful for your unmatched care and support. And to all of you who have sent well wishes over these last several months, we truly appreciate your kindness. We kindly ask for privacy at this time as we try to process this profound loss.”

Wakefield is survived by children Trevor and Brianna.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Stacy Wakefield, widow of Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, dies