Thomas Pecorelli, 30, a cameraman for Fox Sports Net and E! Entertainment Television, was expecting his first child with his wife, Kia Pavloff. He carried with him the ultrasound picture of the fetus. "He kept it in his wallet like his baby picture," said David Kister, another Fox Sports Net cameraman. "He was so overjoyed."
Pecorelli had attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and become a passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He had gone to Boston to attend a friend's wedding and to visit his ailing father.
"He was one of the nicest people you could meet," said Cynthia Zoller Malone, studio director at E!.
At the end of this week's always irreverent "Talk Soup," the cable channel will include a tribute to Pecorelli.
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