San Diego Padres owner Peter Seidler Oct 15, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres owner Peter Seidler celebrates defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers during game four of the NLDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres chairman and owner Peter Seidler passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the age of 63.

The team confirmed the news on Twitter.

While the Padres did not disclose a cause of death, Seidler survived two bouts of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In September, he announced that he had undergone an undisclosed medical procedure that would prevent him from attending any further games during the 2023 MLB season.

“The Padres organization mourns the passing of our beloved Chairman and owner, Peter Seidler,” Padres CEO Erik Greupner said in a statement. “Today, our love and prayers encircle Peter’s family as they grieve the loss of an extraordinary husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Peter was a kind and generous man who was devoted to his wife, children, and extended family. He also consistently exhibited heartfelt compassion for others, especially those less fortunate. His impact on the city of San Diego and the baseball world will be felt for generations. His generous spirit is now firmly embedded in the fabric of the Padres. Although he was our Chairman and owner, Peter was at his core a Padres fan. He will be dearly missed.”

In 2012, Seidler formed a group with his uncle and American businessman Ron Fowler, to purchase the Padres. Just three years ago, the MLB approved the transfer of the role of chairman from Fowler to Seidler, who purchased part of Fowler’s stake in the team to become the largest stakeholder. He backed that up with financial commitments in the hundreds of millions.

Fans and others around the league shared their condolences on Seidler’s death.

Seidler is survived by his wife, Sheel, and their three children.

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