Ex-NHLer Konstantin Koltsov, who was dating tennis star Aryna Sabalenka, jumped from posh hotel balcony in ‘apparent suicide’: cops

Former NHL player Konstantin Koltsov died of an “apparent suicide,” according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Koltsov, the ex-Penguins forward who was dating tennis star Aryna Sabalenka, died at the age of 42.

“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,” read the report from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Konstantin Koltsov died of an “apparent suicide,” police said. Getty Images

Konstantin Koltsov was 42 years old Aryna Sabalenka/Instagram

“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.”

The world No. 2 Sabalenka is set to compete in the Miami Open on Friday, March 22, after a fourth-round loss at the BNP Paribas Open last week.

The latest on the death of tennis player Aryna Sabalenka’s boyfriend, Konstantin Koltsov:

Sabalenka is planning to still play in the WTA event, but will not participate in press conferences, according to the Tennis Channel.

The 25-year-old Sabalenka has a first-round bye in the Miami Open and will face either former world No. 1 Simona Halep of Romania or Spain’s Paula Badosa on Friday.

Konstantin Koltsov with Aryna Sabalenka Aryna Sabalenka/Instagram

Koltsov’s death was confirmed by Russian club Salavat Yulaev, where he was an assistant coach.

“It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that the coach of Salavat Yulaev, Konstantin Koltsov, has passed away,” Salavat Yulaev said in a statement, per Reuters.

“He was a strong and cheerful person, he was loved and respected by players, colleagues, and fans. Konstantin Evgenievich forever wrote himself into the history of our club. May he rest in peace.”

The couple was first linked in June 2021. Aryna Sabalenka/Instagram

Konstantin Koltsov in action for the Penguins in September 2005. AP

Koltsov played across three NHL seasons with the Penguins and appeared in 144 games from 2002-06.

The team also released a statement expressing their deepest condolences to the former forward’s family and friends.

Koltsov and Sabalenka were first linked in June 2021, according to People.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

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