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Very sad news this week out of Atlanta:

A Braves fan who had been been waiting out a rain delay in the smoking area of the upper deck fell over the railing and plummeted 65 feet to his death in the players’ parking lot, just moments after hanging up on a phone call with his mother.

The victim has been identified as Ronald Lee Homer Jr. He was 30 years old.

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"He said ‘I love you mom,’ and I said ‘I love you, too’ and that was it," his mother, Connie Homer, said in an interview on Tuesday morning.


Four witnesses told police that Homer was alone at the time of the accident and authorities have ruled out foul play.

The fall took place around 8:30 p.m., with Homer unconscious when paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Connie Homer said her son was a lifelong Braves follower who attended a few games every month. He grew up in Conyers, Georgia and worked as a landscaper.

"This this is going to hurt us for the rest of our life," said Ronald’s father. "When you lose a kid, not only your kid but your best friend, too, it’s bad."