A little over a week ago, the sad news came of the former professional ice hockey player Jimmy Hayes has been found dead in his home.
“The cause and cause of death remain unclear, and an update is not expected until several weeks later when toxicology testing returns,” a spokesperson for the star said. Boston Globe.
Hayes, who was only 31 years old, left behind his wife Kristen and sons Beau (2) and Mac (three months). Four days after the tragic news broke, Kristen broke the silence for the first time about losing her husband.
“On Wednesday we took pictures of the family. We didn’t know it would be the last pictures of a family of four. I’m without words. Burning my heart. We miss you. We love you. You should have been here,” she wrote on Instagram last week.
– It’s almost impossible
When his funeral was held on Monday at St. Anne’s Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts, she opened even more about the pain and longing for him.
I will do my best to fill your shoes, though I know it’s almost impossible. These are the little things that I will miss the most. She said, like hearing your voice… and you reach five at eight in the evening after the kids fall asleep on the bed the people.
– Soul mate
Kristen also said that her and her sons are everything in the world to the 31-year-old, and that she has enjoyed becoming a parent with her husband.
Moreover, his wife described him as a “heart of gold” and an “infectious smile”.
– Beau looks at my phone background before he falls asleep and says “Goodnight Dad, I love you”. I was my soul mate and the best father to Beau and Mac. “I will make sure they know our love story,” she continued.
The couple married Hayes in 2019 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A few days before the death of the star, the couple celebrated the birthday of their son, Pius II.
The 31-year-old has a long career in the NHL, and has played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils, among others.
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