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Konstantin Koltsov, ex-NHLer dies of 'apparent suicide'

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Konstantin Koltsov, a former first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins, has died at 42 in Miami where his longtime girlfriend, tennis star Aryna Sabalenka, is preparing for a tournament.

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The Belarussian forward, who played three seasons in the NHL, died from an “apparent suicide,” according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.


“According to investigators on Monday, March 18, 2024, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Bal Harbour Police and Fire Rescue were dispatched to the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, 9703 Collins Avenue, in reference to a male that jumped from a balcony,” the Miami-Dade Police Department told CNN.


“The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau, responded and has taken over the investigation of the apparent suicide of Mr. Konstantin Koltsov … No foul play is suspected.”


Koltsov and Sabalenka, 25, had been dating for three years. He has been spotted cheering her on at several tournaments around the world and had recently joined her in Miami, where she is preparing the Miami Open.

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It's so important that people feel safe and able to get the help they need with mental health issues. Being able to talk about your struggles without fear of judgement can be life-changing.

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3 minutes ago, -AJ- said:


Depression and other mental health issues are very often hidden from the world. Very rarely can you judge someone's mental health without knowing them very well personally.


Mental health challenges affect every facet of society, not just the who fit the stereotype of mental health struggles, the same goes for addiction, I met several highly educated and high-earning folks who've struggled with addiction when doing a practicum at a reputable rehab facility 


Wealth and opportunity can give folks the resources others may not have, but having access to resources doesn't guarantee better outcomes, or that folks will utilize them 


Lot of folks suffer in silence, and it's not unusual for folks to not be aware their loved ones are suffering 



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