The 33-year-old two-time Indy 500 winner was involved in a fatal car crash on Oct. 15 and celebrities are showing their support for his grieving wife and two children he left behind.
Dan Wheldon was killed in a multi-car crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300 in an accident that has shocked the world and shaken up Hollywood. Dan was in a car that was sponsored by Justin Timberlake‘s clothing line William Rast and also his friend and actress Ashley Judd was in the stands when it happened. Bachelor star Emily Maynard, whose late fiance and race car driver Ricky Hendrick was killed in a plane crash in 2004 took to her Twitter to express her profound sadness for Dan’s wife Susie: “Also, please say a prayer for Dan Wheldon’s wife, Susie, and their two sons. My heart absolutely breaks for her.”
Kim Kardashian, immediately took to her Twitter after landing in NYC after a trip in Dubai.
“My heart goes out to race car driver, Dan Wheldon’s family, his wife & 2 babies. Such a tragedy.”
Race car driver Danica Patrick tweeted: “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.”
After the horrible crash, Ashley — who was at the race to support her husband and fellow driver Dario Franchitti — posted a poem on her Twitter page that is absolutely heartbreaking:
“As we continue to absorb Dan’s accident — we forget, remember, re-experience shock, denial, anger, pain — I’m reminded of a favorite poem: DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, Due not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest & sleepe, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee doe goe, Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie. One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally, And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die. J Donne.”
Dan died from “unsurvivable injuries,” IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said. Dan leaves his wife of four years behind and two sons, one 2 and a half and another just seven months.