Wife of Chris Kyle ‘Overwhelmed With Gratitude’ After American Sniper Success

TIME

Taya Kyle is thrilled by the success of American Sniper.

The film, which took in more than $90 million at the box office this weekend, tells the story of Taya’s late husband, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who is widely regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude and my heart is full,” Taya posted on Facebook on Sunday.

American Sniper has broken records, which follows such an honest path of Chris’s life,” she elaborated. “We never expected anything and were always in a moment of stunned silence at the response from all the beautiful people in this world.”

Chris served four tours in Iraq before his untimely death at age 38 in 2013, when he was allegedly shot by fellow Marine Eddie Ray Routh. Routh is currently awaiting trial for capital murder.

“The only thing I can say is thank you,” Taya…

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