Bruins forward David Pastrnak shared heartbreaking news Monday morning. Her newborn son, Viggo Rohl Pastrnak, has passed away.
Pastrnak and his girlfriend, Rebecca Rohlsson, previously announced their wait in January. Viggo was their first child.
Pastrnak confirmed Viggo’s death in an Instagram post. Her son was only six days old.
“We have an angel watching over us and we call him HIS. You will be loved FOREVER,” Pastrnak wrote. “Please respect our privacy as we go through these heartbreaking times.”
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Pastrnak did not say how his son died.
The NHL world has come together to offer words of support for Pastrnak and Rohlsson following the announcement.
NHLPA players and staff extend their deepest condolences to David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlsson on the loss of their newborn son, Viggo.
– NHLPA (@NHLPA) June 28, 2021
Wake up to the news of the death of David Pastrnak’s infant son. Heartbroken for him and his girlfriend, Rebecca. No parent should have to go through this. pic.twitter.com/epxIBvmJZE
– Cealey Godwin (@CealeyGodwin) June 28, 2021
This news from David Pastrnak is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with him and his family.
– Julian McKenzie (@jkamckenzie) June 28, 2021
The news from Pastrnak is too sad. I can’t even imagine the grief.
– Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) June 28, 2021
Absolutely sorry for David Pastrnak and his girlfriend. What terrible news.
– Conor Ryan (@ ConorRyan_93) June 28, 2021
I just woke up to the news that baby’s #LNHBruins F David Pastrnak is deceased. Absolutely brutal and devastating. My heart and condolences go out to him and his family.
– MurphysLaw74 (@ MurphysLaw74) June 28, 2021
I wish David Pasternak and his family the best
– Ahmed (@AhmedMayta) June 28, 2021
Heartbreaking news to wake me up this morning.
My thoughts go to #LNHBruins forward David Pastrnak and his family on the death of his son Viggo.
The newborn was only one week old.
So very sad.
– Mark Allred (@ BlackAndGold277) June 28, 2021
A million thoughts and prayers for David Pastrnak, his girlfriend and his family. No one should have to endure what they are going through right now … with a heavy heart. 💛🖤
– 💫Just Kate💫 (@humbleddaily) June 28, 2021
I think of Rebecca and David Pastrnak 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
– Omar (@TicTacTOmar) June 28, 2021