The Washington Times - February 17, 2012, 07:52PM

SUNRISE, Fla. | The past 24 hours or so have been all about remembering Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who on Thursday lost his battle with brain cancer.

He was remembered for his time with the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.


Le Journal de Quebec did an editorial cartoon in honor of “The Kid,” who was 57. The Empire State Building was lit up Mets blue and orange Friday night.

The Florida Panthers had their own tribute before Friday night’s game against the Washington Capitals at Bank Atlantic Center. Carter’s face and the line “Gary E. Carter 1954-2012” was shown on the video screens as fans were asked to observe a moment of silence.

Carter is a South Florida residence and had been coaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University before being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

He died at at hospice facility in the West Palm Beach area, a Mets spokesman told the Associated Press.

Following the moment of silence was the national anthem, with regular singer Erin Boyle. When it was obvious that Boyle’s microphone was not working, fans finished the anthem for her, adding another chilling moment to the pregame proceedings.