Model Jessica VerSteeg mourned her ex-boyfriend, former New York Giants and Iowa Hawkeyes safety Tyler Sash, after he was found dead in his Oskaloosa, Iowa, home on Tuesday. VerSteeg has been active on social media since his untimely death and posted multiple posts and updates.
She shared a heart-wrenching post on Instagram Tuesday after the news was discovered. “Tyler, I remember everything about you, your voice, your smile, your touch, the way you walked, the way you talked, the way you looked at me, it meant so much,” she wrote.
— Jessica VerSteeg (@JessVerSteeg) September 8, 2015
VerSteeg, 28, composed touching poetic verse as she sought to deal with his sudden death. "You never said 'I'm leaving'; You never said ‘goodbye.’ So this is unfair, You were gone before I knew it, And only God knew why. I can't help but cry, and cry and cry!” she wrote Tuesday. “A million times I’ve cried for you, In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, That no one could ever fill.”
The model, who was Miss Iowa 2014, added: “You are gone from me now, but one thing they can't take away, your memory resides inside my heart forever and always.”
VerSteeg has also taken to Twitter to write about her late boyfriend. She’s shared numerous stories about the Iowa native and also changed her profile picture to a photo of Sash.
5am out here in Cali and I'm up praying... In my deepest, darkest moments, what's really getting me through is prayer. #PrayWithMe
— Jessica VerSteeg (@JessVerSteeg) September 9, 2015
Sash’s cause of death has not been determined, but foul play is not suspected, the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement Thursday after the preliminary autopsy was conducted. Further testing will be needed to find out why the football player died.
Because of the shocking nature of his death, some speculated Sash might have committed suicide or overdosed. Authorities have not mentioned these suspicions.
Sash was a football great when he played with the Hawkeyes in college and was drafted to the Giants in 2011. He helped the New York team win a Super Bowl championship, but he was cut in 2013 after Adderall was found in his system. He claimed he didn’t know it was against NFL regulations to take the medicine if he had a prescription.
— Reese Strickland (@ReeseStrickland) September 9, 2015
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