The Arizona Diamondbacks announced on Thursday that Nicole Hazen, the wife of general manager Mike Hazen, passed away on Thursday at the age of 45.
The team announced that she died from complications related to glioblastoma, a rare form of cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Mike, and their four sons, Charlie, John, Teddy and Sam.
“Nicole loved her family fiercely and devotedly, and she lived her life to the fullest “In a statement, the Hazen family was quoted. “She advocated for goodness while working as a mother, wife, and educator, serving others every day. Our family wants to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who has shown us love, support, and random acts of kindness over the past two years and four months. Without the assistance and kindness of our neighborhood, we would not have been able to travel down this road with her. She lost her ability to speak, walk, talk, and lead as a result of glioblastoma, but she never lost her ability to love her children, family, or friends. We are lost without her but will carry the torch of her unyielding empathy for every one forward, from this day onward.”
The Diamondbacks issued the following statement on Nicole Hazen:
“Nicole was a beloved member of the D-backs family, and we are saddened by her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike, Charlie, John, Teddy, Sam, and their entire extended family. Nicole will be remembered for her vibrance, kindness, and beautiful smile that could light up a room. Her fighting spirit was evident in every step of her courageous journey and in her efforts to make an impact on research and treatment while providing future hope to those who receive a similar diagnosis. She will forever be remembered and honored.”
Information regarding plans to celebrate Nicole Hazen’s life will be communicated at a later date, the team announced.
This article originally appeared in Arizona Republic https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2022/08/04/arizona-diamondbacks-nicole-hazen-wife-gm-mike-hazen-dies-45/10235761002/