BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore sports superfan Mo Gaba has died at the age of 14 after a battle with cancer, WJZ has learned.

Mo showed when the going gets tough, you get tougher, as his fourth bout with cancer recently spread to his lungs and brain before he died Tuesday night.

Mo was an Orioles and Ravens superfan who quickly captured the hearts of Baltimore City and the entire State of Maryland.

He began calling into 105.7 The Fan in 2015 at the age of nine to share his knowledge of Baltimore sports with local radio listeners.

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Mo’s personality and knowledge did not go unnoticed by the Orioles and Ravens organizations.

The Orioles announced Tuesday that Mo had been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame as the second-ever recipient of The Wild Bill Hagy Award.

Last spring, Mo became the first person to announce an NFL Draft pick while reading it in braille.

Mo said that he was always happy and loved to make other people laugh.

“I’m always happy all the time and I laugh all the time and I make people laugh, too,” Mo said.

The last time WJZ spoke to Mo, he had this message for everyone: “If you want to be like me, just be yourself.”

Comments (3)
  1. a mom says:

    Sorry to hear of Mo’s passing, he was an exemplary young man and taught the world so much in his short time with us. I am a Buddhist, so I believe Mo will be reborn and back with us!

  2. Scott Grace says:

    Mo Gaba was the man. He will be dearly missed. He was a BRIGHT young man. REST IN PEACE Mo. We Love You and Miss You all ready.

  3. Scott Grace says:

    I,m 59 and Mo was only 14 and he was my hero. He was very knowledge about baseball and the Ravens.

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