Alex Ovechkin announces his father Mikhail has died at the age of 71
Alex Ovechkin took a leave of absence from the Washington Capitals on Tuesday due to the health of a family member. The Russian outlet Match TV reported that Ovi’s father, Mikhail, required “urgent hospitalization” after falling ill and the Capitals captain was returning to Moscow.
Today, Ovi announced that his beloved and full-of-personality dad has passed away. Mikhail was 71.
“Today I lost my father,” Ovechkin wrote on Instagram. “I thank everyone for the support but please be understanding and do not disturb my family in this difficult time for us! Thank you.”
By Ian Oland 1 month ago