The Nashville Police Department confirmed to TMZ on Saturday, September 23 that Kerdiles died after suffering injuries from an early-morning crash. According to the outlet, Kerdiles allegedly ran through a stop sign into the side of a BMW sedan. Police transported both drivers to a local hospital, shortly before Kerdiles was pronounced dead.
Several hours earlier, Kerdiles shared a look at his late-night motorcycle ride. “Night rider,” he captioned a Friday, September 22, Instagram Story photo of himself on his Indian bike.
Kerdiles’ first pro hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks, paid tribute shortly after news broke. “We’re heartbroken to hear the news about Nic Kerdiles, who died in a motorcycle accident this morning,” a Saturday post on their Instagram 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.”
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No further details about the accident or the other driver’s condition have been revealed.
Born in Texas, Kerdiles was drafted to the National Hockey League in 2012 as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. He was later traded to the Winnipeg Jets in 2018 and signed a one-year contract.
Still in each other’s lives. Savannah Chrisley and Nic Kerdiles confirmed they split in September 2020 after calling off their engagement that June, but the pair’s story didn’t end there. “Nic and I, we’re on good terms,” Chrisley told Us Weekly exclusively in November 2020. “We’re both so young and ambitious, and you know, we’re […]
Kerdiles has not publicly dated anyone since his split from Savannah, instead focusing on his real estate career in Nashville. He is survived by his parents, Nathalie De Larminat-Kerdiles and Michel Kerdiles, as well as his sister, Mailys Lassalas.
“Getting to go home this past weekend and seeing my family was something that I need [sic] more than I knew,” he wrote via Instagram on September 1. “Time in this life goes by quicker and quicker each day. I will never again take these days with them for granted and my advice is the same for everyone else. Love is unconditional, and it’s rare to find in this world.”
Nic concluded: “I’m so thankful that I have parents, siblings, nieces and nephews that love me back the way they do.”