Former NHL player Nic Kerdiles, known for his engagement to reality TV star Savannah Chrisley, tragically passed away at the age of 29. The news of his untimely death was confirmed by Chrisley as the cause of death became public.
Savannah Chrisley, 26, who was engaged to Kerdiles for two years, took to social media to express her grief and pay tribute to her former fiancé. She shared a heartfelt message along with a photo taken during their engagement photo shoot in 2019, saying, “Heaven gained the most beautiful angel today. I miss you and I love you.” She also expressed her hope for a sign from him and reminisced about their love, concluding with the sentiment that she looks forward to reuniting with him in the afterlife.
Kerdiles’ tragic passing was the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident that occurred in a residential area of Nashville, Tennessee, during the early hours of Saturday morning. According to local news station WKRN, the accident happened when Kerdiles allegedly ran a stop sign while riding his Indian motorcycle and collided with a BMW SUV in North Nashville around 3:30 a.m.
Kerdiles had a promising career in the NHL, having been drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2012. He made history by becoming the first player from Orange County to play for the Ducks in 2017. In honor of their former teammate, the Ducks shared a touching tribute on social media.
“We’re heartbroken to hear the news about Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning,” they posted alongside a black and white photo of Kerdiles in his Ducks uniform, extending their condolences to his family and loved ones.
We’re heartbroken to hear the news about Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning. An Irvine native, Nic became the first player from Orange County to play for the Ducks, in 2017. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/LMcJ47cKkt
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) September 23, 2023
Kerdiles and Chrisley’s relationship had captured the public’s attention. They began dating in 2017, after connecting on social media, and announced their engagement in December 2018. Kerdiles had proposed to Chrisley on Christmas Eve in front of her family, a moment of joy that they both cherished. Their relationship was even featured on the USA network reality show, “Chrisley Knows Best,” which stars Savannah Chrisley and her family.
In June 2020, the couple made the difficult decision to postpone their wedding, highlighting the challenges that life can bring even to those in the public eye. The news of Nic Kerdiles’ passing has left fans and loved ones mourning the loss of a young life filled with promise and love.
Savannah Chrisley is mourning the tragic loss of her ex-fiancé Nic Kerdiles. pic.twitter.com/dvqAcGS4OG
— E! News (@enews) September 24, 2023