Jimmy Hayes Death 'Unfair'; Wife Kristen Left Devastated Over Unexpected Passing
Jimmy Hayes' untimely passing broke the hearts of his family and colleagues, especially his wife, Kristen.
One day after Hayes was found dead at their home in Massachusetts, Kristen shared a short but heartbreaking message on her Instagram Live.
The widow shared a photo of the late ex-NHL star with their two children, 3-month-old Mac and 2-year-old Beau.
"My angel I love you so much. I miss you. I don't know how I'm going to do life without you," she penned. Kristen also said that Hayes should be here before calling his passing an unfair event in her life.
No one in the family knew that the tragic event would happen, especially since the 31-year-old sportsman was still able to celebrate their son's birthday before his passing.
According to law enforcement, first responders pronounced his death at his home on Monday.
Even his first cousins, NHL stars Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames and Brady Tkachuk of the Ottawa Senators, were left heartbroken.
Matthew wrote a message on his Twitter account shortly after his death, saying he missed the chance to tell Hayes they looked up to him through the years.
Jimmy Hayes' Cause of Death
His sudden death led people to call for privacy as the cause and manner of his passing remains unknown.
News outlets noted that there are no available details about the cause as of the writing. However, Boston Globe pointed out that his death is not considered suspicious and that there is nothing skeptical about the cause or manner of his death.
An NHL reporter also asked people to show respect by not posting rumors or spreading speculations. Despite that favor, internet users still could not help but share their thoughts about the unfortunate event.
Most people alleged that he died due to the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, internet users debunked that theory as no officials have released the cause of death yet. They added that it had not been confirmed whether he got the vaccine at all.
Others speculated that he died the same way as Jake Ehlinger, the young sportsman found dead near the University of Texas. The Marfan syndrome was also mentioned in their conversations.