Konstantin Koltsov Cause of Death: A Tragic Farewell!!

Konstantin Koltsov Cause of Death
Konstantin Koltsov Cause of Death

The sudden demise of former NHL player Konstantin Koltsov has left the sports world in shock. At the age of 42, Koltsov’s life came to a tragic end, leaving behind questions and grief.

In this article, we delve into the circumstances surrounding his death and explore the impact it has had on those who knew him.

Konstantin Koltsov Cause of Death

Konstantin Koltsov, a former NHL player and the boyfriend of world number two tennis champion Aryna Sabalenka, committed suicide, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

According to investigators, on Monday, March 18, 2024, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Bal Harbour Police and Fire Rescue were dispatched to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, 9703 Collins Avenue, about a male that jumped from a balcony,” according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The statement continued, “The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau, responded and has taken over the investigation of the apparent suicide of Mr. Konstantin Koltsov. No foul play is suspected.”

Koltsov, who regularly attended Sabalenka’s tennis matches, was in Miami to support his girlfriend’s participation in the Miami Open, which began on Sunday.

According to The Tennis Letter, the 25-year-old Belarussian star will continue in the event but will not be available to the media.

Koltsov and Sabalenka first began dating in 2021. They went Instagram official with their relationship in June 2021, as Sabalenka shared a photo of Koltsov kissing her cheek. “It’s good when there is someone who is able to understand my madness😅,” she wrote in the caption. “But you won’t get bored with me, right @koltsov2021 ? 🤣❤️.”

The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) team Salavat Yulaev Ufa, where he was a coaching staff member, was the first to report the former Pittsburgh Penguins player’s passing.

“It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that Salavat Yulaev coach Konstantin Koltsov has passed away,”  the team said in a statement posted online.

“He was a strong and cheerful person, he was loved and respected by players, colleagues, and fans. Konstantin Evgenievich forever wrote himself into the history of our club,” the statement continued, adding that “Koltsov won the Russian Championship and the Gagarin Cup as part of Salavat Yulaev, and did a great job on the team’s coaching staff.”

The Penguins also addressed his death on social media. “The Penguins extended their deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Penguins forward, Konstantin Koltsov,” they said in a statement.


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Koltsov played professional ice hockey for 18 years, representing Belarus at the IIHF World Championships and the Winter Olympics in 2002 and 2010.

Koltsov was originally drafted into the NHL in 1999. He spent three seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, from 2002 to 2006. He appeared in 144 NHL games, according to the franchise. He later played in the Kontinental Hockey League from 2008 to 2016, before formally retiring in November 2016.

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