Kristen Hayes, the widow of NHL star Jimmy Hayes, spoke out about her late husband for the primary time since a health worker’s report revealed the reason for his August demise.
“I used to be so sure that it had nothing to do with medication,” the mom of two instructed the Boston Globe in an interview printed on Sunday, October 17. “I actually thought it was a coronary heart assault or something that wasn’t that [drugs]. … It didn’t make any sense, so it was arduous.”
The previous Boston Bruins participant died at age 31 on August 23. Practically two months later, the Massachusetts state health worker confirmed to E! Information that the reason for his demise was “acute intoxication as a result of mixed results of fentanyl and cocaine.”
Kristen added that she had no thought her husband was battling habit. “I hoped to get a special cellphone name after they referred to as,” she defined. “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 wrestle at house.”
The couple, who share sons Beau, 2, and Mac, 5 months, tied the knot in 2019. One month after Jimmy’s demise, Kristen posted a carousel of images of the household by way of Instagram to commemorate her late partner.
“At present is one month with out you,” she wrote in September. “I might sit right here and write about how this has been the toughest, worst month of my life, however what good would that do? As an alternative, right this moment, I look again on this month and am in awe of how sturdy myself, the boys and our households have been. Our lives had been turned the other way up. Phrases can’t even come near expressing how a lot I miss and wish you so I’m not even gonna go there on right here, however rattling this sucks.”
Jimmy’s father, Kevin Hayes, instructed the Boston Globe that he himself was in restoration and commenced worrying final yr that his son could have been coping with habit.
“About perhaps 16 or 17 months in the past, I noticed a little bit change in Jimmy’s habits, and I went to him, and I stated, ‘I believe there is likely to be an issue right here with capsules,’” Kevin instructed the newspaper. “He had had an damage for some time, and I believe he began taking the painkillers, and so they get you.”
In response to Kevin, Jimmy referred to as him three weeks after that dialog and instructed him that he had change into “hooked” on capsules. “And I stated, ‘Properly, let’s get you some assist,’” Kevin recalled. “He went to a spot up in Haverhill. So he will get assist, and all the pieces was on the trail to restoration, I believed. However this [expletive] is so highly effective.”