The Brewers have announced that their scouting director Bruce Seid passed away "unexpectedly" Tuesday at the age of 53. At the time of his death, he was visiting family in Las Vegas.
Via the Brewers' Twitter, here's a June 2013 photo of Mr. Seid:
As Baseball America notes, Seid had served as the Brewers' scouting director since 2008 and had been a part of the Brewers organization for 17 years. He's survived by his wife, Erika.
Here is the statement by GM Doug Melvin released through the team:
“We are stunned and devastated by the news of Bruce's passing. He was a great friend to all of us, and no words can describe the sense of loss we feel. There are only a few people who have been with the Brewers as long as Bruce, and he was a kind and highly-respected member of our organization. There are also very few who worked with the passion and dedication to the Brewers that Bruce did. A number of current players on our roster were given the opportunity to play Major League Baseball because of Bruce, and he was so proud of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Erika, and all of Bruce's family.”
Our deepest condolences go out to the Brewers and to the family of Mr. Seid.