Adam Johnson tragically had an ice accident on October 28th. Image: AP/Paul Vernon
The accidental death of ice hockey star Adam Johnson has caused horror around the world. On October 28, the 29-year-old had his throat slashed by an ice skate blade during a game with his team Nottingham Panthers in the British Elite Ice Hockey League.
The incident was deeply traumatizing for the spectators in the theater, as well as Johnson’s teammates and opponents. German ice hockey fans were also shocked by the fate of the American forward, who played for the DEL Augsburger Panther club until the summer.
Following the crash, South Yorkshire Police launched a manslaughter investigation. A suspect was arrested Tuesday. It is not known whether this was Johnson’s opponent – the man’s name has not been published. He was released on bail on Wednesday.
Although the world public and many fans have shared his fate since the death of the ice hockey star, Johnson’s tragic death is probably the worst for his family and friends. His girlfriend Ryan Wolfe is said to have made a grim discovery in their shared flat in England.
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As USA Today reports, citing two close friends of Johnson’s family, the 24-year-old discovered an engagement ring in the apartment. The portal quotes Scott Pionk, father of one of Johnson’s ice hockey colleagues from college: “His grandmother told me that Adam showed her the ring before he left for England and that he told her he wanted to propose to Ryan.”
Another friend also said, “I’m sure she had an idea.” Johnson and Wolfe had been a couple for more than three years.
There was a huge outpouring of grief following the death of Adam Johnson.Image: The Mesabi Daily News / Mark Sauer
According to “Sun”, the ice hockey star’s girlfriend witnessed the accident in the hall on October 28. She is said to have ice-skated to stand by Johnson’s side and pray. Rescuers had installed a privacy screen on the ice to protect Johnson from public view. But due to the enormous blood loss, the 29-year-old had no chance: he died a short time later due to the serious injury.
At Adam Johnson’s funeral, his girlfriend expressed her sadness in an emotional speech: “You were everything to me. You were my home, my best friend, my sounding board, my rock, my safe haven and the love of my life,” the 24-year-old said. She and Johnson met at home in Minnesota. “I will never stop thinking about you and missing you and loving you until we can be together again. I love you,” Ryan Wolfe said, according to the Sun.
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