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Dan Wheldon: Twitter tributes roll in

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On Sunday, two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon tragically passed away at the age of 33 from a fatal accident during a race in Las Vegas. Wheldon, who is survived by his wife Susie and their two children, was remembered on Twitter in the hours since his passing by sports and Hollywood stars. Actress Ashley Judd, who is married to driver Dario Franchitti, posted lines from John Donne’s poem “Death, Be Not Proud” and then tweeted, “Hardest parts, Thinking about Susie, Sebastian, Oliver. Seeing my husband grieve. Nights are so awful at first. Poor woman. Such pain.” Danica Patrick, one of the many in the racing community who reacted to Wheldon’s death on Twitter, wrote on her page, “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.”

Here are how some other stars paid tribute to the English-born Wheldon on Twitter:

Erin Andrews: “Very sorry to hear the news of Dan Wheldon..puts alot into perspective today..my heart hurts for his family”

LeBron James: “R.I.P to IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon! Dies In 15-Car Crash At Las Vegas Race #tragedy. You’ll be missed from Sports”

Hope Solo: “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..”

Lupe Fiasco: “My heart goes out the entire @indycar family and the family of Dan Wheldon #77 and his team. May God have mercy.”

Billy Corgan: RIP Dan Wheldon who died racing today in Las Vegas. I got to meet and talk to Dan once, a lovely and cool guy. A terrible tragedy…”

Nikki Sixx: “R.I.P. Dan Wheldon… He always seemed to be more than just a winner.My condolence’s go out to his family!”

Slash: “Really tragic news about Indy Champ, Dan Wheldon today. RIP Dan.”

Shannon Elizabeth: “OMG-My heart & prayers go out to all those in the big crash this morning at the Las Vegas Indy 300-esp 2 time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon who was killed in the crash-may he rest in peace & I pray his family & friends can get through this horrible, tragic event!”

Denise Richards: “My thoughts and prayers are with @danwheldon and his loved ones.. What a sad day. #IndyCar #danwheldon”

Kim Kardashian: “My heart goes out to race car driver, Dan Wheldon’s family, his wife & 2 babies. Such a tragedy.”

DJ Pauly D: “Sending My Thoughts And Prayers To Dan Wheldon Family And Friends We Lost A Great One Today #RIP”