Late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs and his wife talked about their future plans as newlyweds just three months before his death as former teammate Mike Trout paid tribute on Friday to his dear friend.
The sports world was shocked to learn the news on Monday that the 27-year-old pitcher was found dead in his hotel room in Texas.
Investigators have yet to reveal the cause of death, though no foul play or suicide is suspected.
In an interview with the web site Wealth Management, Skaggs and his wife talked about how their wedding was nearly upended two weeks before the big day because of the wildfires which devoured parts of Malibu in late 2018.
Tyler Skaggs and his wife, Carli, are pictured in the above undated file photo
The couple gave an interview in April in which they talk about how their wedding hall in Malibu was nearly destroyed by wildfire just two weeks before the date
‘We were very lucky,’ his wife, Carli, said at the time. The couple said the near-cancellation taught them to be ready for unexpected events that can derail plans in an instant
Tyler and Carli said they were planning to have children and had recently bought a home in Santa Monica
‘This was important to us,’ Tyler Skaggs told the site in April.
‘But it was nothing compared to the way people’s lives were being impacted.’
The couple eventually had their wedding at Calamigos Ranch, the Malibu catering hall which was nearly burned to the ground.
‘We were very lucky,’ his wife, Carli, said at the time.
The couple said the near-cancellation taught them to be ready for unexpected events that can derail plans in an instant.
‘A thousand things go into planning a wedding, but no one ever plans on their venue burning,’ Tyler Skaggs said.
The fire had destroyed much of the grounds around the catering hall as well as several buildings, but the wedding room was spared.
The fires also made a number of roads impassable.