Frank Pastore, the popular Christian radio host of the Frank Pastore Show on 99.5 KKLA and a former major league pitcher, died Monday afternoon after lying in a nearly month-long coma following a Nov. 19 motorcycle accident. He was 55.
His wife, Gina Pastore, alerted the staff of KKLA of Pastore’s passing on Monday afternoon.
Pastore suffered major head injuries when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata while traveling in the carpool lane on the 210 freeway Nov. 19. He had just finished recording what some have called a prophetic segment of his show in which he described getting into an accident eerily similar to the one he would fall victim to just hours later.
California Highway Patrol ruled the crash accidental. The driver of the Sonata, a 56-year-old Glendora woman, was not arrested or cited.
Pastore was also a former Major League baseball pitcher who pitched from 1979 to 1986 for the Cincinnati Reds and the Minnesota Twins.