Colby Cave of NHL center, who played for the Boston Bruins and the Edmonton Oilers, died at twenty-five. Cave’s family and the Edmonton Oilers announced the grieved news on Saturday. He died some days after doctors operated him to remove a colloid cyst at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto because the cyst put pressure on his brain, according to NHL.com.
His team says that Cave was in a medically brought coma since experiencing a brain bleed overnight Monday. His wife, Emily Cave, stated that she shared the death news of Colby Cave with grief and sadness. According to Emily, both of their families are in shock, as his family, friends, and the entire hockey community and his fans love him too much. She also shows gratitude, everyone, for their prayers for their hero during a difficult time.
Emily Tribute to Colby Cave
Emily Cave shared o moving tribute to Colby Cave in an Instagram post on Saturday.
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To my best friend & love of my life, Colby 🤍 My heart is shattered. The amount of physical, mental, and emotional pain I am in when I think about never seeing, touching, or holding you again is unbearable. You are and will always be my person, my hero, the greatest thing to happen to me. I never dreamed of being a widow before our first wedding anniversary. Although, every cell in my body is lost without you, I promise to continue to make you proud. You were the best friend, husband, doggy daddy, and oh how I wished to see you as a baby daddy. I’ll see you again soon, Colb. You’ll be in heaven meeting me with a warm wet kiss. You’ll be with me every step of the way. I don’t want to stop writing just like I didn’t want to stop holding you this morning at the hospital. You are my everything. You always will be. Thank you for now being the best Guardian Angel. Just as you ended your vows, I am going to end with one word, AGAPE. ✨
The family couldn’t visit the hospital amid coronavirus outbreak
A few days back, she begged for Cave to wake up in another emotional Instagram post and said that she and her parents-in-law were no longer able to visit her husband because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cave joined the Oilers in 2019 with inspirational character, loved and admired everywhere he played.
Oilers General Manager Ken Holland and Chairman Bob Nicholson said in a mutual statement that their prayers and thoughts go out to the Cave’s wife, family, friends, and followers at this difficult time. Furthermore, Cam Neely, the President of Boston Bruins, also offered condolences for the family of the player.