The deadly crash of Dan Wheldon, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is mourned by many and countless people have expressed their respect for him and sorrow over his loss on the Twittersphere.
After a fiery 15-car pileup on Sunday's race at the Las Vegas Indy 300, Wheldon died from unsurvivable injuries, according to IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard. This marked the first fatal crash in IndyCar since Paul Dana's death at Homestead in 2006.
Here is a round of Twitter messages from celebrities and athletes for Dan Wheldon, following the Indycar crash.
I'm sick at my stomach right now over Dan Wheldon. I just hung out w/ him a month ago and he was such an awesome guy w/ so much life in him, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne tweeted Sunday evening.
My heart goes out to race car driver, Dan Wheldon's family, his wife & 2 babies. Such a tragedy, tweeted Kim Kardashian from New York.
Struggling for words. A very bright light was extinguished today. As alive as a person can be one minute and gone the next. RIP Dan Wheldon, were the words of Tommy Kendall, former racer and TV broadcaster.
There are no words for today. Myself and so many others are devastated. I pray for suzi and the kids that god will give them strength, said auto racing star Danica Patrick.
My heart hurts deeply for Dan Wheldon and his family.An amazing individual who inspired me the moment we met.RIP Dan. Your legacy lives on.. tweeted an U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo.
Very sorry to hear the news of Dan Wheldon..puts alot into perspective today..my heart hurts for his family, Erin Andrews, ESPN Broadcaster, tweeted.
This is an extreme sad day, Lewis Hamilton, British F1 ace, tweeted. Dan was a racer I'd followed throughout my career, as I often followed in his footsteps as we climbed the motorsport ladder in the UK.
He was an extremely talented driver. As a British guy, who not only went over to the States but who twice won the Indy 500, Hamilton continued.
This is a tragic loss at such a young age. My heart goes out to his family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
Just woken up to the most horrific news.. Dan Wheldon RIP... said Jenson Button, who also could not keep his mourning for Wheldon within 140 characters.
I have so many good memories of racing with Dan in the early 90's, a true fighter. We've lost a legend in our sport but also a great guy... Button recalled the 33-year-old racer's successful career.
I can't begin to imagine what his family are going through and my thoughts are with them at this very difficult time..
Wheldon was married to Susie and had two children, Sebastian and Oliver.