This is devastating.
Marek Svatoš — who played right wing in the NHL — was found dead on Saturday night in his Colorado home at age 34.
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While his cause of death has yet to be confirmed, various outlets suggested that Marek — who left behind a wife, Diana Svatoš, and two children — accidentally overdosed on prescription medication.
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Marek was drafted in 2001 by the Colorado Avalanche and also played for Nashville and Ottawa.
"The entire Avalanche organization is extremely saddened by this news. Marek was a tremendous person, a talented hockey player and a great teammate. Our thoughts, prayers and our deepest sympathy to his wife, children and his entire family," Executive Vice President and General Manager Joe Sakic said in a statement.
Our thoughts are with his loved ones in the wake of this tragedy.