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Sport NHL player Jimmy Hayes' widow speaks out on his cause of death: 'I was completely shocked'

11:00  19 october  2021
11:00  19 october  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Jimmy Hayes suddenly died Aug. 23, and until Sunday (Oct. 17), the 31-year-old former NHL player 's cause of death was anybody's guess. It has been confirmed by several outlets, including NBC Boston and People, that Hayes died from "acute intoxication" with cocaine and fentanyl detected in his " I was completely shocked ," Kristen Hayes , Jimmy 's widow , told the Globe. " I was so certain that it had nothing to do with drugs. I really thought it was a heart attack or anything that wasn’t that [drugs]. It didn’t make any sense, so it was hard. I was hoping to get a different phone call when they called.

Jimmy Hayes out of the blue died Aug. 23, and till Sunday (Oct. 17), the 31-year-old former NHL participant’s reason behind dying was anyone’s guess. It has been confirmed by a number of retailers, together with NBC Boston and People, that Hayes died from “acute intoxication” with cocaine and fentanyl detected in his system. The method of his dying was dominated unintended. According to The Boston Globe, the Hayes household was made conscious of the post-mortem outcomes Friday. “ I was completely shocked ,” Kristen Hayes , Jimmy ’s widow , advised the Globe. “ I was so certain that it

Jimmy Hayes suddenly died Aug. 23, and until Sunday (Oct. 17), the 31-year-old former NHL player's cause of death was anybody's guess.

Jimmy Hayes played for the Devils during the 2017-18 season. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jimmy Hayes played for the Devils during the 2017-18 season.

It has been confirmed by several outlets, including NBC Boston and People, that Hayes died from "acute intoxication" with cocaine and fentanyl detected in his system. The manner of his death was ruled accidental.

According to The Boston Globe, the Hayes family was made aware of the autopsy results Friday.

"I was completely shocked," Kristen Hayes, Jimmy's widow, told the Globe. "I was so certain that it had nothing to do with drugs. I really thought it was a heart attack or anything that wasn’t that [drugs]. ... It didn’t make any sense, so it was hard. I was hoping to get a different phone call when they called. I was hoping to get some clarity and I was shocked to hear that it was that. ... He never showed any signs of a struggle at home."

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Former NHL journeyman Jimmy Hayes , who won a national championship with Boston College, died with fentanyl and cocaine in his system, authorities said Sunday. The medical examiner listed his cause of death as “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine His wife, Kristen Hayes , was headed to a tribute for her husband at the Devils-Blackhawks game Friday when she got the toxicology report from the state medical examiner, according to the Boston Globe. “ I was so certain that it had nothing to do with drugs. I really thought it was a heart attack or anything that wasn’t

Jimmy Hayes ‘ loved ones are finally getting closure after his stunning death . The NHL player , who passed away on Aug. 23 at the age of 31, died of “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine,” the Massachusetts state medical examiner confirmed to E! Jimmy ’s widow , Kristen Hayes , told the Boston Globe in a story published on Oct. 17 that she was “ completely shocked ” by the official cause of death . Kristen is raising the couple’s two sons, Beau, 2, and Mac, 5 months.

Jimmy's father, Kevin Hayes, added:

"I’m an addict myself. I’m sober a long, long time, but I know how powerful this stuff is. I was in shock when it happened, but then I started putting stuff together in my head. ... I know what addiction does. I know about addiction. "About maybe 16 or 17 months ago, I saw a little change in Jimmy’s behavior and I went to him and I said, 'I think there might be a problem here with pills.' He had had an injury for a while and I think he started taking the painkillers and they get you. "I said, ‘Jim, I think I see a problem here.’ And he’s 31 years old so I can’t tell him to go get help. So I said, ‘When you want help, I’ll be here for you, pal. Let me know.’ "He called me three weeks later and said, ‘Dad, I’m hooked on these pills. I got injured and I started taking them and I never got off.’ And I said, ‘Well, let’s get you some help.’ He went to a place up in Haverhill. So he gets help and everything was on the path to recovery, I thought. But this [expletive] is so powerful."

Kevin also said he hopes "getting Jimmy's story out there can save someone's life."

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Jimmy Hayes ‘The loved ones are finally closed after his brilliant death . A Massachusetts coroner confirmed to E that an NHL player who died on August 23 at the age of 31 died of “acute poisoning due to the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine.” News on Sunday, October 17th. Jimmy ’s widow , Kristen Hayes ,Said Boston Globe In a story released on October 17, she was “totally shocked ” by the official cause of death . Kristen is raising two sons of a couple. baud, 2, and Mac, 5 months. “ I was convinced that it had nothing to do with the drug,” she said. “ I really thought it was a heart attack or

His manner of death was determined to be accidental. On Friday, when Hayes ' death certificate was issued to the town hall in Milton, Massachusetts, the Norfolk County District Attorney's office confirmed to PEOPLE that no foul play was involved in Hayes ' death . 25, but at the time, the medical examiner's office said the " cause and manner of death remain pending and an update is not expected for several weeks when toxicology testing comes back," in a previous statement obtained by PEOPLE. " I was completely shocked ,'' Kristen told the Globe after getting the toxicology report from the

Hayes played for the Chicago Blackhawks (2011-13), Florida Panthers (2013-15), Boston Bruins (2015-17) and New Jersey Devils (2017-18) throughout his NHL playing career.

The Dorchester, Massachusetts, native had two sons—two-year-old Beau and five-month-old Mac—with Kristen, his wife of three-plus years. Beau's second birthday was celebrated the day before Jimmy's death.

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