Andre Payette, the famous professional Hockey legend, died on Thursday, September 29th 2022. The sudden demise of the hockey legend has come as a shock to Andre’s family and friends. His demise is unfortunate and untimely. The famous hockey legend for the North East and the Newcastle Vipers died at age 46.
Who was Andre Payette?
Payette was originally an NHL Draft pick in 1994 but never reached the top tier. So instead, he spent a lot of his career in the AHL, with stints at home with the Philadelphia Flyers helping them to win a Calder Cup in 1998.
He played for Whitley Warriors, Sheffield Steeldogs, Coventry Blaze, Newcastle Vipers, and Manchester Phoenix of the English Premier Ice Hockey League during his career. He won a Calder Cup with the American Hockey League.
Our thoughts go out to the family of Andre Payette who sadly passed away yesterday.
A warrior we battled on the ice numerous times and a huge part of British Hockey.
RIP Andre pic.twitter.com/3ghXtpqumo
— The Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats (@SwinWildcats) September 29, 2022
Payette played in over 170 games before moving on to the lower ranks of North America, eventually joining the Coventry Blaze after playing in the UK Elite League. About his personal life, as per the information, his relationship status is married. However, his Wife’s name is not known.
Andre Payette Obituary:
Andre Payette’s family has not shared any details about funeral arrangements. Similarly, there is no official statement about the memorial visit. However, his family is soon expected to share all the details with the media.
Andre Payette Cause of Death:
According to the reports, no official information has been released regarding the cause of his death. However, constant speculations are going round his death. Various publications are trying to contact a family or relative for comment on the incident.
Like the rest of the British Hockey Family today we mourn the loss of Andre Payette.
A Yorkshire hockey legend and a man who many of our staff & players have crossed paths with.
May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/WmNJ44zcP1
— Leeds Knights (@Leedsknights) September 29, 2022
So far, no confirmed cause has been released for the professional hockey player’s death. Andre Payette died in Florence, Italy. However, many celebrities and fans of Andre have expressed their grief on social media by paying tribute to him.