Frank Pastore, the Major League Baseball player turned Christian radio host, died on Monday at the age of 55. Pastore died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on Nov. 19. In Pastore's last broadcast he may have predicted his own death.
Frank Pastore, born on Aug. 21, 1957, was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds for six seasons, ending his MLB career with the Minnesota Twins in 1986. After retiring from baseball, Pastore became a born-again Christian, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Since 2004, Pastore has been host of “The Frank Pastore Show” on 99.5 KKLA, reports the Los Angeles Times. Pastore's show on KKLA has become one of the largest Christian radio talk shows in America, according to THR.
Pastore was riding his motorcycle on the 210 Freeway in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 when he was hit by a car. A woman driving a Hyundai Sonata lost control of her vehicle, swerving into the carpool lane and hitting Pastore on his motorcycle, reports the LA Times. Pastore suffered severe head trauma but lingered for a month, until Monday.
On 99.5 KKLA's website, Pastore's wife, Gina Pastore, informed the public of his passing. In a rather strange coincidence, one that many are dubbing “prophetic,” Pastore discussed a possible motorcycle accident on the 210 Freeway on his radio show, just three hours before it happened to him.
In the segment for “The Frank Pastore Show,” Pastore was discussing the afterlife of the soul. He starts off saying to his audience, “You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right?” He continues, “So at any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, all right, without any blinkers. Not that I'm angry about, but, at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210.”
You can listen to the “prophetic” soundbite below.
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