Emily Cave Mourns the Sudden Death of Husband and NHL Standout Colby Cave

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Emily Cave mourns death of NHL husband Colby Cave
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The pain just keeps coming for family, friends and fans of the late Colby Cave.

Not only are they dealing with the pain of the continued spread of the coronavirus, but they are also dealing with the sudden death of the NHL player who died Saturday (April 11) as a result of a brain bleed. The Edmonton Oilers forward was in a medically induced coma for nearly a week before losing his life.

He was just 25 years old.

“To my best friend and love of my life, Colby,” Emily wrote in part alongside a series of Instagram pics of her and her husband. “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.”

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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. ✨

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On Tuesday (April 14,) Emily shared a pic of a new clip announcing a new fund set up by the Edmonton Oilers hockey team to pay honor to the memory of her beloved husband, who played 67 games with the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers from 2017 to 2020, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“My greatest honour in life will always be that I am Colby Cave’s wife,” she wrote in a prepared statement shared on Instagram. “I love him dearly, I always will and miss him beyond words. He taught me so much. He was genuine, caring, selfless, had a contagious laughter, but most importantly had the biggest heart. Though, our time with him on earth was cut short, I am grateful that the whole world can now see how incredible my husband was and how lucky I am to be his wife. Colby would be humbled by the Colby Cave Memorial Fund, and I am looking forward to continuing his legacy alongside the Edmonton Oilers and the rest of the hockey community.”

Our condolences go out to all those who mourn Cave’s death.