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Aryna Sabalenka Shared Videos of Konstantin Koltsov Dancing and Laughing with Friends in Post Before His Death

The world No. 2 tennis phenom and the former NHL player went Instagram official in June 2021

<p>Aryna Sabalenka/Instagram</p>

Aryna Sabalenka/Instagram

  • Former NHL player Konstantin Koltsov died Monday at age 42

  • His girlfriend Aryna Sabalenka had shared happy moments together in her 2023 year-in-review Instagram reel in December

  • Koltsov, a former NHL player, is seen kissing Sabalenka in one image, holding a toddler's hand in another, and dancing in many of the shots

Aryna Sabalenka documented a joyful year with her boyfriend Konstantin Koltsov less than three months before his death.

In an Instagram reel on Dec. 28, 2023, the world No. 2 tennis star posted a video montage of the year’s highlights, with the 42-year-old Koltsov pictured in many of the memorable moments.

In the year-end wrap up, the former Pittsburgh Penguins player is seen kissing Sabalenka, 25, while the two take in a hockey game, holding a toddler’s hands while walking on a picturesque street, dancing on a boat and helping to train the tennis star.

“Thank you 2023 ! See u soon 2024❤️” the 2024 Australian Open champion wrote in the caption.

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Koltsov, who had three sons from a previous marriage, routinely traveled with Sabalenka to tennis tournaments, and was in Miami to support her appearance in the Miami Open, when he died.

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On Tuesday, the Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that Koltsov died by suicide early Monday morning in Bal Harbour, Florida.

“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,” according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department obtained by PEOPLE.

The statement continued, “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.”

Related: Former NHL Player Konstantin Koltsov Died of 'Apparent Suicide' in Miami: Police

The couple first started dating in 2021, and went Instagram official in June of that year.

At the time, Sabalenka shared a photo of Koltsov kissing her cheek.

"It's good when there is someone who is able to understand my madness😅," she wrote in the caption. “But you won't get bored with me, right @koltsov2021 ? 🤣❤️."

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