Kevin Nash discusses the death of his 26-year-old son Tristen.
Nash says that Tristen died of cardiac arrest after having a seizure caused by alcohol withdrawal. He had been working on his father's podcast for the past few months.
“The seizure caused a cardiac arrest,” Nash said on the latest episode of his “Kliq THIS” podcast.
"He was dead in his room with EMTs treating him. They rushed him to the hospital and tried to save his life. Thank you, doctors and staff at Halifax Hospital." he said
Nash and his son recently quit drinking cold turkey after "a few of events," including one in which Tristen was drinking during a podcast.
“I got pissed at him … because he had had this situation, at the beginning of the year, where he was hospitalized for almost 60 days,” Nash said.
Nash said both he and Tristen agreed to cut out alcohol, and soon found themselves feeling “not great” during withdrawal.
Alcohol withdrawal can increase the risk of seizures, a symptom described "the most striking and hazardous component of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome" in an NIH research.
Nash added that he had already lost two friends to alcoholism, “and now it’s taken my son.”
At one point, Nash said of Tristen in the present tense, "He is the nicest, kindest, most gentle person on Earth."
Tristen was a podcast technician on "Kliq THIS" . According to his Instagram, he played in a grunge band The Builders.
Upon his passing, the Nash family issued a statement confirming his death and asking for privacy.
Sean Oliver, the co-host of the “Kliq THIS” podcast, said at the time that Nash would address his son’s passing in an upcoming episode.
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