Nic Kerdiles, an NHL player and Savannah Chrisley's ex-fiancé, died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday.
Chrisley paid tribute to her late ex with a post to her Instagram story.
"I can't wait to ride bikes along the beaches of heaven with you one day," she wrote.
Savannah Chrisley paid tribute to her ex-fiancé, Nic Kerdiles, after he died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday.
Kerdiles, a former hockey player for the NHL, died after running a stop sign around 3:30 a.m., the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department told local news outlet WKRN. Police told the outlet that Kerdiles, 29, hit the side of an oncoming car and was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
Hours after his death, Chrisley — his former partner of three years, according to People — took to Instagram to share a tribute. Chrisley, 26, a former reality TV star, appeared in "Chrisley Knows Best," along with her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley. In 2022, Todd, 54, and Julie, 50, were found guilty of federal fraud charges and hiding their wealth from tax authorities.
"I'm still hoping you respond to my text..." her Instagram story read.
"Heaven gained the most beautiful angel today… I miss and love you. I'll forever save our last messages of 'I love you,'" she continued in a second post. "Please send me a sign that you're ok… maybe it'll be thru a ham and cheese crepe.. Or pasta with white sauce… or maybe even your favorite carrot cake."
"We loved hard…and I can't wait to ride bikes along the beaches of heaven with you one day," the post concluded. Chrisley did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider, made outside regular working hours.
People reported that Kerdiles and Chrisley got engaged in December 2018 after sparking a relationship in 2017. During that time, Kerdiles appeared on "Growing Up Chrisley" and "Chrisley Knows Best." Chrisley announced in September 2020 that she and Kerdiles split up.
"Oh how I wish this smile was on my face and that infectious laugh was spewing out of my body right now...but sadly it's not," she wrote in a social media post. "Nic and I have decided to call it quits. There's no hatred between the two of us...and in all honesty...that makes saying goodbye even harder."
According to his NHL stats, Kerdiles was a former professional hockey player who played with the Anaheim Ducks from 2016 to 2018.
The team also paid tribute to Kerdiles on X after news of his death.
—Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) September 23, 2023
"We're heartbroken to hear the news about Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning," the statement read. "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."
Following his stint in the NHL, Kerdiles worked as a real estate broker in Nashville. His employer, Compass Nashville, posted a statement to Instagram following the news of his death on Saturday.
"Nic's biggest loves were his family, his friends, his clients and hockey. He was a bright light in our Compass family and he will be deeply missed," the post read. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Nic's family. Every day is a gift and we are so thankful for each and every one of you."
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