Celebrity Parents Father-to-be baseball player Joe Kennedy dies suddenly at age 28 By Staff Author Published on December 13, 2007 01:14 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Major League pitcher Joe Kennedy, 28, died suddenly while visiting his in-laws on November 23 in Florida. According to reports, cause of death has not been determined yet, but Joe’s agent Damon Lapa has said that the sudden nature of the death makes brain aneurysm or heart attack a possibility. Joe is survived by his wife Jami and son Kaige, 1. Jami is expecting their second child in June of next year. Source: MLB.com Thanks to CBB reader Victoria.