Player Matiss Kivlenieks has passed away in a fireworks-related incident. At that time, the real cause of his death is unknown. Now new details have emerged about this player’s tragic passing.
The 24-year-old professional hockey player was a resident in Novi, Mich. When the fireworks-related tragedy occurred, Novi Fire and Paramedics were dispatched to a private residence in the city. They found a subject unresponsive. At that time, they have immediately transferred him to Ascension Hospital in Novi. In the hospital, he was pronounced dead.
Kivlenieks’ team also confirmed his passing. They shared a tribute on social media. They wrote, “We are heartbroken. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Kivi.”
Kivlenieks’ fellow hockey player Nathan Gerbe wrote, “Words are hard to find right now, but the day we put the same jersey on meant that we would be family forever,” He also tweeted alongside the picture. “When my kids play Kivi ‘the kid’ in goal it will have a greater meaning!! RIP kid, love you brother #cbj #familyforever.”