Nic Kerdiles, the former fiance of “Chrisley Knows Best” star Savannah Chrisley, has died after a motorcycle accident, local news outlet WRKN News 2 reported from Nashville. He was 29 years old.
The former professional hockey player, who grew up Chrisley in several episodes of the reality show and its spin-off, was riding his Indian motorcycle down Wheless Street in Nashville at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday when he drove past a stop sign and collided with a BMW, the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department told the station.
Local police said Kerdiles hit the driver’s side of the vehicle and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center after the accident, where he later died of his injuries, WRKN reports. He also noted that investigators found that “there were no signs of a compromise on behalf of any of the drivers” and that no charges are likely to be brought against the BMW driver.
A representative for Chrisley did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment, and a Nashville Police Department representative could not be immediately reached.
Kerdiles posted a photo of himself on his Instagram story on Friday evening, in which he is sitting on a gray Indian motorcycle, with the caption”Night Rider.”
On Saturday, Savannah paid tribute to Kerdiles by posting a boomerang video of the kissing couple with the words “I still hope she replies to my message” above it.
Chrisley and Kerdiles, who started dating in November 2017, announced their engagement at the end of 2018 in 2019, before canceling their wedding in July 2020. In September of this year, Chrisley revealed in a deleted Instagram post that the couple had decided to go their separate ways. .
“There is no hatred between the two of us… and quite honestly… that makes parting even more difficult,” she wrote at the time. “We have nothing but love, respect and admiration for each other, but it’s time to move forward individually.”
Before becoming a realtor, Kerdiles was a professional hockey star and played for the Anaheim Ducks from 2014 to 2017 before joining the Winnipeg Jets in 2018. Earlier this month, he reflected on his Instagram account about how life can change quickly .
“Time in this life passes faster and faster every day,” he wrote in part. “I will never take these days for granted again and my advice is the same for everyone else. Love is unconditional and it is rare to find it in this world. I am so grateful to have parents, siblings, nieces and nephews who love me the way they do.”