Wade Belak hanged himself, according to a report by the Associated Press on Thursday.
The story quoted an unnamed source “familiar with Belak's death.”
The 15-year NHL veteran who ended his career with the Nashville Predators was found dead at a luxury hotel and condominium complex in Toronto on Wednesday. Authorities declared the circumstances “non-suspicious.”
It also was announced that a private memorial service would take place Sunday afternoon in Nashville at Woodmont Christian Church.
"At this point it's non-suspicious," Toronto police spokesman Tony Vella told the AP on Thursday. "We will not provide any further information on a non-suspicious case."
Belak's widow, Jennifer, issued a statment through the Predators on Thursday afternoon but made no reference to the circumstances of his death.
“We are overwhelmed and deeply touched by the outpouring of compassion and support since Wade's passing," Jennifer Belak's statement said. "Wade was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was a deeply devoted father and husband, a loyal friend and a well respected athlete. This loss leaves a huge hole in our lives and, as we move forward, we ask that everyone remember Wade’s infectious sense of humor, his caring spirit and the joy he brought to his friends, family and fans. The coming days will be very difficult for our family and we respectfully ask that we be allowed to grieve privately.”