In a tragic turn of events, it has been confirmed that hockey star Jimmy Hayes has passed away. The NHL player was just 31-years-old, leaving behind his two children and wife, Kristen Hayes.
Here’s everything that you need to know about the NHL star’s wife.
Jimmy Hayes has passed away aged 31
Sadly, hockey player Jimmy Hayes was pronounced dead on Monday (23rd August) morning, according to PEOPLE.
The cause of Hayes’ death is still undetermined, at the time of publishing. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Hayes first entered the NHL (National Hockey League) scene in 2008 when he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2011, the athlete made his debut with Chicago Blackhawks.
The sports star was just 31-years-old at the time of his passing.
Who is Kristen Hayes?
Jimmy leaves behind his career, fans, friends, family, and wife, Kristen.
Kristen and Jimmy reportedly met through mutual friends before dating and eventually tying the knot back in 2018.
The pair share two children together, a two-year-old son Beau, and their three-month-old, Mac.
Kristen has an active social media presence, going by the Instagram handle @raising_hayes. The NHL star’s wife frequently posts family photographs, giving fans an insight.
Kristen Hayes pays tribute to her late husband
In light of her husband’s sad passing, Kristen has taken to social media to pay tribute to Jimmy.
Via an Instagram story, the athlete’s wife uploaded a photo of Hayes, writing: “My angel. I love you so much. I miss you. I don’t know how I’m going to do life without you. You should be here. This isn’t fair.”
The Insta post was set the tune of ‘You Should Be Here’ by Cole Swindell.
Kristen then saved the story to a highlight titled ‘angel’.
Our thoughts are with Kristen and her family.