Ice hockey star's fiancée shares heartbreaking letter she wrote for their wedding before his death
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The fiancée of ice hockey star Adam Johnson has shared a devastating letter she wrote for their wedding before he died.
The 29-year-old, who played for the Nottingham Panthers, collided with an opponent during a Challenge Cup game against the Sheffield Steelers on 28 October and the other player's blade cut him across the neck.
His fiancée, Ryan Wolfe, was part of the 8,000 plus crowd who attended the game at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena.
Speaking at the Memorial Building Arena in Minnesota last week, she said: "There's so many things I could say about Adam and if I had the time I would talk about him for hours, but instead I wanted to write him a letter similar to something I would've written him for our wedding day.
"I want you to know how much I love you and adore you. You have been so amazingly supportive and kind to me since the day we met and I couldn't be more grateful for it.
"I always thought that maybe if I was lucky enough after a lifetime together I might start to be more like you.
"You're such a special person, you had the best sense of humour, the biggest heart, the quickest wit and the kindest soul."
She added: "You made me so insanely happy and it feels like an understatement to say we were boyfriend and girlfriend or fiancés.
"I never really felt like there was a label that could describe us, how well we fit, how in sync and aware of one another we were, how we agreed with everything under the sun - even if sometimes you liked to disagree with me on little things like the quickest way home or the best brand of peanut butter.
"To me you were everything, you were my home, my best friend, my sounding board, my rock, my safe haven and the love of my life.
"I'm never going to stop thinking about you, missing you and loving you until we can be together again."
Earlier this week, South Yorkshire Police announced that an arrest had been made in connection to Johnson's death.
A spokesperson told The Yorkshire Post: “Detectives have today (Tuesday 14 November) arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter.
"On Saturday 28 October, Adam, aged 29, was seriously injured during a game between Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers and was sadly later pronounced deceased in hospital.
"A post-mortem examination confirmed he died as a result of a fatal neck injury.”
The unnamed man has since been released on bail while a full investigation is carried out by authorities, who ask that the public 'refrain from comment and speculation which could hinder this process.'