Man On Boat With Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Had Chilling Text Conversation Before Death ‘It’s Not My Time Yet’

We now have more details of what happened to Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and his two friends Emilio Macia and Eduardo Rivero before their untimely deaths on Sunday morning.

According to TMZ, Fernandez was spotted at a popular Miami waterfront bar at around 2 am in the morning.


Jose Fernandez was at a popular Miami waterfront party spot at least 90 minutes before his fatal boat crash … TMZ Sports has learned
Multiple sources have told us … Fernandez and at least one other person who was killed in the crash was at American Social Bar & Kitchen around 2 AM on Sunday morning.

When asked for specifics about what happened inside — including whether alcohol was served to Jose or his friends — a rep for the restaurant would only say, “Jose Fernandez was a guest at American Social.”

WPLG 10 Miami spoke to several friends of Eduardo Rivero, one of the men who was killed in the boat crash, and they said that Fernandez wanted to go out to blow off some steam because he was stressed out.

Via WPLG 10

Rivero’s friends said Fernandez was stressed out about something and needed to blow off steam on the water.

They said Rivero messaged another friend and was hesitant about going out on the boat, but went anyway to keep Fernandez close to shore.

One of Rivero’s last texts to a friend was: “Trust me. It’s not my time.”

Here are the text messages Rivero sent his friend before going out on the boat.

The text messages were shared by Rivero’s friend Will Bernal on his Instagram page with this caption.

ur last phone conversation and text messages last night. I feel sick to my stomach. Everyone is talking about Jose Fernandez but you died trying to be there for him and be a good friend. This doesn’t sit with me well.
I write this with the heaviest heart I’ve ever had. I just lost Tony and now I lost another best friend. I can’t get over this nightmare. I already miss you and our daily conversations. You died being a great friend. You went to be with Jose and help him when he called you. I tried so hard to tell you not to go out on that boat. It didn’t feel right and we both knew it.
I’m choking on tears writing this, you don’t deserve this. We were just talking about life at the Marlins game and how precious it is. I can’t believe you are gone. The pain I have is unexplainable.
I feel guilty that I didn’t do a better job of trying to convince you not get on that boat. You told me just so I know in case something happens. You had a gut feeling and that is killing me. I love you bro, you’ll always be the little brother I never had. I’m in shock, I’m still waiting for you to call me or txt me. We were so excited to celebrate your birthday in Vegas. You were loved by many and I’ll do my best to stay involved with them. Lauren and I will keep you in our prayers. Rest In Peace brother. Love you little bro Eddy Rivero @e_greeneyes
#rip #mybrotherfromanothermother


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