Bruins forward David Pasternak shared some heartbreaking news on Monday morning. His newborn son Viggo Rohl Pastrnak has passed away.
Pastrnak and his girlfriend Rebecca Rohlsson previously announced that they are looking forward to it in January. Vigo is their first child.
Pastrnak confirmed Viggo’s death in an Instagram post. His son is only six days old.
“We have an angel looking at us, and we call him our son. You will always be loved,” Pasternak wrote. “Please respect our privacy, because we are going through these heartbreaking times.”
Pasternak did not say how his son died.
After the announcement, the NHL world came together to express support to Pasternak and Rawson.
NHLPA players and staff members who lost their newborn sons Viggo David Pastrnak and Rebecca Rohlsson express their deepest condolences.
-NHLPA (@NHLPA) June 28, 2021
Woke up to see the news of the death of David Pasternak’s baby son. Sad for him and his girlfriend Rebecca. No parent should experience this. pic.twitter.com/epxIBvmJZE
— Healey Godwin (@CealeyGodwin) June 28, 2021
This news from David Pastrnak is heartbreaking. My heart is with him and his family.
— Julian McKenzie (@jkamckenzie) June 28, 2021
The news of Pastrnak is so sad. I can’t even imagine the sadness.
-Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) June 28, 2021
David Pasternak and his girlfriend are absolutely heartbroken. What a terrible news.
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) June 28, 2021
Message from a baby who just woke up #NHLBruins F David Pastrnak has passed away. Absolutely cruel and devastating. I extend my heartfelt condolences to him and his family.
— MurphysLaw74 (@MurphysLaw74) June 28, 2021
I just wish David Pasternak and his family all the best 💔💔💔
-Ahmed (@AhmedMayta) June 28, 2021
Woke up this morning with absolutely heartbreaking news.
My thoughts went out #NHLBruins Forward the news of David Pastrnak and his family about the death of his son Viggo.
The newborn is only one week old.
So very sad.
— Mark Allred (@BlackAndGold277) June 28, 2021
One million thoughts and prayers for David Pasternak, his girlfriend and family. No one should endure what they are going through now…heavy heart. 💛🖤
-💫Just Kate💫 (@humbleddaily) June 28, 2021
Think of Rebecca and David Pasternak🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
-Omar (@TicTacTOmar) June 28, 2021