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In Memoriam: Taylor Simmons John (1981-2010)

It is with deep sadness, CMG announces the passing of Tommy John's youngest son, 28 year old, Taylor Simmons John. The former left handed pitcher's son died March 9, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 13 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lake Forest, Illinois. The visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Taylor sang in the choir, was a cantor and a soloist at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. He loved singing and being a part of this special place.

"We thank you all for your thoughts and prayers as our family goes through this very difficult time," Taylor's family said in a statement.

If you would like to make a donation in Taylor's name, his family is recommending the following two organizations:

St. Patrick's Catholic Church Choir
991 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Click here to donate to the Taylor Simmons John memorial fund.

To read Taylor John's obituary click here.


Taylor John, 1981-2010: Son of baseball great Tommy John

Lake Forest teachers assistant performed on Broadway as a boy

Taylor John, son of baseball great Tommy John and an accomplished singer who performed on Broadway as a boy and sang with choirs at two north suburban churches, died Tuesday, March 9.

Mr. John, 28, had struggled with depression for several years, said his sister, Tamara Mannelly. He died as the result of a seizure and heart failure because of an overdose of prescription drugs, she said.

He was taken from Mannelly's home in Libertyville, where he also lived, to NorthShore University HealthSystem Skokie Hospital. An autopsy is pending, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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