The sports activities neighborhood is mourning the lack of a beloved athlete.
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died after struggling a deadly head harm throughout a tragic Fourth of July incident at a house in Novi, Michigan. He was 24.
“Novi Fireplace and Paramedics have been dispatched at 10:13 p.m. to a personal residence within the metropolis of Novi. They discovered a topic unresponsive and instantly transferred him to Ascension Hospital in Novi the place he was pronounced useless,” lieutenant Jason Meier tells E! Information. “The Novi Police Division is investigating and an post-mortem is scheduled for immediately however all indicators are that this was a tragic accident. Preliminary investigation is that there was a fireworks malfunction and that the deceased fell whereas escaping a sizzling tub.”
As information of the NHL star’s demise emerged, many followers and fellow members of the sports activities neighborhood paid tribute to him. “We’re shocked and saddened by the lack of Matiss Kivlenieks, and we lengthen our deepest sympathies to his mom, Astrida, his household and pals throughout this devastating time,” John Davidson, Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations, stated Monday, July 5. “Kivi was an excellent younger man who greeted day by day and everybody with a smile and the impression he had throughout his 4 years with our group won’t be forgotten.”