The sports world was shocked Sunday morning by the passing of Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who was killed in a boating accident. He was 24 years old. Athletes across sports took to social media to both share their grief and to honor and remember one of baseball’s brightest young stars.
Sad to hear the news this morning. Jose always wore a Big League smile. He will be missed. Praying for his family and friends. #Love
— Ian Desmond (@IDesmond20) September 25, 2016
My heart goes out to Jose’s family and the families of the other victims. May they rest in peace. #QEPD
— Jorge Soler (@JorgeSoler68) September 25, 2016
I’m heartbroken to hear the news about Jose Fernandez. He was a bright light for sports and our city. Prayers and thoughts. #JoseDay
— Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) September 25, 2016