Actress Ashley Judd said she is “devastated” by the death of 33-year-old race car driver Dan Wheldon.
Judd, the wife of fellow driver Dario Franchitti, was present at the Izod IndyCar Series season finale Sunday when Wheldon was involved in a multi-car crash. Judd said Franchitti first met Wheldon when the late driver was 6 years old.
“As we continue to absorb Dan’s accident — we forget, remember, [re-experience] shock, denial, anger, pain — I'm reminded of a favorite poem,” the actress tweeted, sharing the text of John Donne’s “Death Be Not Proud.”
Judd also expressed her heartbreak for Wheldon’s wife, Susie, and their two small children.
Photos: Dan Wheldon