In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2021

Nearly three months after the passing of former NHL player Jimmy Hayes, his widow Kristen Hayes is opening up about having to regulate to life after the tragedy.


Throughout a Q&A session together with her social media followers on Nov. 30, Kristen responded to a message shared to her Instagram Stories that learn, "I actually hope you are doing okay. Grief is a loopy trip," to which Kristen wrote, "It is past terrible. Doing the very best I can. Understanding helps me rather a lot. And wine. And household + pals. In no explicit order."

Throughout their marriage, Kristen and Jimmy welcomed two sons, Beau, 2, and 6-month-old Mac, and his passing got here simply days after celebrating his eldest son's birthday. Kristen later responded to a different message from an Instagram follower who requested her in regards to the "hardest half" of life after dropping her husband.

"It is [lonely]," Kristen responded. "Not having the ability to discuss to him is the toughest half for me. simply need to see his face as each Beau and Mac develop. Each time they do one thing new or humorous, I am like, Jimmy can be loving this. Kills me."

Legislation enforcement and first responders rushed to Jimmy's residence in Milton, Mass. in the early morning hours of Aug. 23, the place the previous Boston Bruins participant was pronounced useless. On Oct. 17, the Massachusetts state medical expert confirmed to E! News that Jimmy died of "acute intoxication because of the mixed results of fentanyl and cocaine." The loss of life was dominated to be unintended.


In an interview with the Boston Globe, Kristen expressed shock after studying the official explanation for loss of life.


"I used to be so sure that it had nothing to do with medicine," she instructed the publication. "I actually thought it was a coronary heart assault or something that wasn't that...It did not make any sense, so it was laborious. I hoped to get a distinct telephone name after they referred to as. I hoped to get some readability and I used to be shocked to listen to that it was that.... He by no means confirmed any indicators of a battle at residence.''

In a private assertion later shared to social media, Kristen expressed that she would proceed to commemorate Jimmy's reminiscence.

"Although we're shocked and heartbroken past phrases, I select to recollect my husband and the boys' father by the large love and pleasure he introduced us and so many others," she wrote to her followers on Oct. 18. "This battle doesn't outline him, and I'll nonetheless inform my boys daily to #BeLikeJimmy."


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