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.
Woke up to terrible news! Our baseball community has been hit hard from the loss of Jose. May God bless his family ??#LongLiveJose
— Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) September 25, 2016
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
Words can’t express the shock and sadness the @MLB community feels over the loss of Jose Fernandez. Thoughts and prayers for all his family.
— Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) September 25, 2016
Terrible news about Jose Fernandez. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
— Jacob deGrom (@JdeGrom19) September 25, 2016
Wow! I remember telling you how much of a fan I was of yours. I loved watching you pitch. My prayers and condolences go out to the Family pic.twitter.com/6QL18tGtW4
— Dwight Gooden (@DocGooden16) September 25, 2016
Today is a sad day in baseball. Jose Fernandez brought an intensity to this game that could naturally ignite an entire stadium #RIPJose
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) September 25, 2016
Absolutely crushed and shocked at the news about Jo-Fez..My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the @Marlins org!
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) September 25, 2016
I tend to stay off of Twitter on start days but I cannot believe the news about Jose Fernandez. The game and the world just lost a great one
— Jon Lester (@JLester34) 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 dont have the words to describe the pain feel for the loss of my friend Jose. Goodbye, my friend. pic.twitter.com/xvaa5z62RW
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) September 25, 2016
Heartbroken, speechless. #RIPJoseFernandez
May God strengthen the Fernandez Family
Increíble. Indescriptible. Dios fortalezca la Flia Fdez
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) September 25, 2016
RIP Jose. May you forever have the best seat in the big house watching the game you loved. Thoughts & prayers for his family & and friends.
— Dallas Keuchel (@kidkeuchy) September 25, 2016
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Absolutely crushed hearing the news about Jose. Brought so much energy and passion towards life! You will be missed Papo RIP
— Eric Hosmer (@TheRealHos35) September 25, 2016
Jose Fernandez personified joy and enthusiasm. Such a tragic loss.
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) September 25, 2016
Stunned. Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and teammates of Jose. He had an infectious personality that will be missed #RIPJF
— Aaron Barrett (@aaronbarrett30) September 25, 2016
Absolutely devastated hearing about Jose. Thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends, and Marlins org.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) September 25, 2016
My friend, my brother. You know how much I loved you. I have no words. My heart is with your family and the other victims’ families. My heart is broken. God bless you ?? Hermano te voy a extraño mucho me acuerdo cuando hace solo una semana atrás estamos juntos y ahora te me fuiste está noticia me tiene destrozado todavía no lo puedo creer gracias por tu amistad y todos los consejos dios te guarde en la gloria porque en realidad lo mereces
My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Jose Fernandez. Jose represented hope, inspiration and greatness.
— Dan Marino (@DanMarino) September 25, 2016
Shocked & saddened by the loss of @JDFernandez16. An incredible player but even better human being. My condolences to his family & teammates
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) September 25, 2016
So sad. Prayers for Jose Fernandez and his family. Such a joy watching him play the game. He will truly be missed.
— Kris Bryant (@KrisBryant_23) September 25, 2016
I can’t believe this, RIP Jose Fernandez my condolences to his family. Great Player and Great Person.
— Ivan Nova (@IvanNova47) September 25, 2016
What an infectious smile, love for his family, and passion that he had for this game. You will def be missed my friend. #RIPJoseFernandez
— Todd Frazier (@FlavaFraz21) September 25, 2016
Praying for the family, friends and teammates of Jose Fernandez.. Today is a sad day for baseball.. He will be missed by us all..
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) 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
— Billy Butler (@BillyButlerNY) September 25, 2016
Such sad news about Jose Fernandez. His passion and charisma for this game was 1 of a kind. #RIPJoseFernandez. The game will never forget u.
— Chris Archer (@ChrisArcher22) September 25, 2016
Jose Fernandez is one of the most genuine guys I’ve ever played with. He loved life, he loved baseball…..he will be missed dearly.
— dan haren (@ithrow88) September 25, 2016
Sick to my stomach. Can’t believe this. #RIPJoseFernandez
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) September 25, 2016
RIP my brother… I am absolutely heartbroken, I don’t think I ever saw you.. in the years we trained together or played together.. without that smile, I will forever miss the days we would convince Orlando that it was too cold outside to train for baseball so we would go play soccer and then chop down trees and race to see who could get their tree down first, the days were there we no cameras, money, fame and we would work our ass off for hours a day while talking about what it would be like IF one day, just MAYBE we both made it to the @mlb and what it could be like…. I will forever miss beating you at ping pong in your moms garage and the way you lived life and how you loved those important to you…. the memories will never fade and one day I will see you again, I truly believe that, then we can talk all about everything we didn’t get the chance to. #RIPJose
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There are no words to describe the sickness and sadness I feel this morning over the loss of Jose Fernandez. RIP my friend!
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) September 25, 2016
Words cannot express the way we feel on the passing of Jose Fernandez . My thoughts and prayers go out to his family & friends. #rip
— Russell Martin (@russellmartin55) September 25, 2016
So sad to hear about @JDFernandez16 I will pray that his family, teammates and friends find strength to endure this tragic loss
— Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) September 25, 2016
Reminder of how precious life can be.. the baseball world lost an incredible talent& personality..god bless #RIPJoseFernandez and his family
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) September 25, 2016