FORMER NHL star Jimmy Hayes has died suddenly at home aged just 31 – leaving his wife and two children devastated, cops say.
According to the Boston Globe, law enforcement and first responders went to Hayes’ home in Milton, Massachusetts, on Monday morning, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities says Hayes’ cause of death is still unknown and is being treated as unexplained.
His death was not ruled suspicious, reported the outlet.
The news of Hayes’ sudden death rocked the hockey world as fans and his former teams penned tributes to the player on social media.
The Pittsburgh Penguins, the team Hayes played in during the 2018 – 2019 season tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former @WBSPenguins forward, Jimmy Hayes. The Penguins organization sends our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy’s family, friends, and former teammates during this extremely difficult time.”
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