On Saturday morning, former Bruins forward and current Oilers player, Colby Cave lost his medical battle at the age of 25. His wife took to Instagram to share the devastating news. They had been together for years but only married just under a year.
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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. ✨
Many organizations, including the Bruins, and players released statements about Cave after his passing.
Devastating news today. Going to miss that infectious smile of yours Caver. Thankful I got to live with you in Providence and see firsthand your hard work & dedication to hockey. You taught me more than you know, but the best part was you were an even better person. RIP Colby ❤️
— Matthew Grzelcyk (@Matt_Grzelcyk5) April 11, 2020
Rest In Peace Caver ! Heartbreaking news I was Lucky enough to be your friend and teammate , you always had positive attitude with that smile of yours and I’ll always remember you..
— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) April 11, 2020
Colby Cave – believer, faithful husband, son, brother, friend, role model, uniter. A future stolen, feelings crushed and families shattered. The world is a lot less bright today.
“You know the stars that shine the brightest? The ones with the shortest lives.” @istillbelieve
— David Backes (@dbackes42) April 11, 2020
Colby Cave scored his first NHL goal with the Boston Bruins back in 2018.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 11, 2020
Life is just too short and unfair.