The flood and outpouring of support for Sean Edwards, who was killed while in the passenger’s seat in an accident in Australia Tuesday, has already been massive.
Edwards competed in three championships this season: the American Le Mans Series and two Porsche series, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. He was one of the biggest stars and most talented drivers in all those series; from a domestic standpoint, those paying attention to the ALMS’ GTC class will have recognized his immense skills.
“Our thoughts are with his family and we want to express our deepest condolences to his relatives,” Hartmut Kristen, Head of Motorsport at Porsche, said in a statement.
As you’ll see below, Edwards’ impact was not just limited to sports car racing. Tweets from around the world of motorsports have also come in.
We wish, once again, we didn’t need to compile all these. All of us in the NBC Sports MotorSportsTalk family express our condolences.
Can’t believe it. My best friend of my sport has died. I will miss you Sean. Had great times with you. You were one of the best
— Jeroen Bleekemolen (@jbleekemolen) October 15, 2013
A sad day when we lose anyone in Motorsport, a really talented driver in Sean Edwards, thoughts with friends and family. #ripsean
— Sébastien Loeb (@Loeb_Seb1) October 15, 2013
Way way too early… What a talent.. Always enjoyed watching him drive at the F1 weekends. #RIPSeanEdwards — Mark Webber (@AussieGrit) October 15, 2013
very sad to hear about the death of @SeanEdwardsR! He was one of the guys who could drive a @Porsche car really quick! R.I.P! — neel jani (@neeljani) October 15, 2013
Numb and shocked by the loss of @SeanEdwardsR, what a waste. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
— Marino Franchitti (@MFranchitti) October 15, 2013
Triste manha com a noticia da morte de Sean Edwards, excelente piloto da Porsche Supercup. Rest in peace.
— Lucas di Grassi (@LucasdiGrassi) October 15, 2013
Woke up to news that another driver lost his life way too soon. RIP #SeanEdwards I think we can all agree 2013 has been a year to forget! — Ryan Dalziel (@ryan_dalziel) October 15, 2013
Sad day in the Motorsport world. RIP Sean Edwards. Way too soon… #ripsean — Lawson Aschenbach (@laschenbach) October 15, 2013
Man completely stunned by the news of Sean Edwards… Great driver and amazing guy, why do we keep loosing amazing men? Tough day today
— Dion von Moltke (@Dionvmracing) October 15, 2013
RIP #SeanEdwards my condolences to all his friends and family.
— Jan Heylen (@HeylenJan) October 15, 2013
Incredibly saddened to hear the news about Sean. Unbelievable. Praying for his family. — Kyle Marcelli (@KyleMarcelli) October 15, 2013
Terrible news today as our sport has taken another. I didn’t know him personally but heard so many great things. GodSpeed, Sean Edwards. — Guy Cosmo (@GuyCosmo) October 15, 2013
Horrifying news, thoughts and prayers are with Sean Edward’s family, that is just not right #RIPSeanEdwards
— Brett Sandberg (@Sandberg47) October 15, 2013
Gosh, very sad to hear the news about @SeanEdwardsR. What is this… Enough. We don’t need to loose anymore drivers. #prayers
— Shea Holbrook (@SheaRacing) October 15, 2013
So sad to hear about the passing of @SeanEdwardsR. First raced against him in Italy in 2001 – what a talent. Thoughts w/ family & friends — Anders Krohn (@AndersKrohn) October 15, 2013
So crazy. I couldn’t sleep last night so I was watching @SeanEdwardsR in car from Daytona 24 hours a few years ago where he and I battled. — Ryan Eversley (@RyanEversley) October 15, 2013
Shocked at the news of Sean Edwards. I didn’t know him but have huge respect for what he accomplished. RIP Sean
— Spencer Pigot (@SpencerPigot) October 15, 2013
Very sorry to hear about Sean. Thinking of the family
— DragonSpeed (@DragonSpeedLLC) October 15, 2013
I’am very very sad to hear about the death of Sean Edwards. He was such a joyful young man and great competitor…. http://t.co/AiVFYfXFQr — Klaus Graf (@Klaus_Graf) October 15, 2013
I’m stunned to hear of @SeanEdwardsR passing. Huge talent and a great guy with a big love for the sport. Thoughts with friends and family. — Tommy Milner (@TommyMilner) October 15, 2013
We have lost another incredible driver. @SeanEdwardsR was super talented & a nice guy, gone way too soon. RIP
— Andy Lally (@AndyLally) October 15, 2013
I’m so sick of motor racing taking so much from those who it gives so little back to.
— Wade Cunningham (@WadeCunningham) October 15, 2013
Very sad news about Sean Edwards, met him once at a track day at Spa, really personable guy &such a talent behind the wheel. #RIPSeanEdwards — Stefan Wilson (@stef_wilson) October 15, 2013
Stunned and numb after hearing the tragic news that Sean Edwards has been taken from us. Why, why? Thinking and praying for his family RIP — Damien Faulkner (@DamienFaulkner) October 15, 2013
Thought and prayers are with Guy and Daphny right now. I raced against Sean growing up, so many good memories.
— Martin Plowman (@Plowey) October 15, 2013
Sincerest condolences to @SeanEdwardsR family, he was a brilliant driver. All of those who right seat.. Be careful out there
— Josh Hurley (@JoshHurley) October 15, 2013
Shocked and saddened by the news of Sean Edwards passing. Such a waste of an amazing young talent! Thoughts and prayers with his family. — Tommy Kendall (@TommyKendall11) October 15, 2013
Sad news to wake up to this morning. #RIPSeanEdwards — Pippa Mann (@PippaMann) October 15, 2013
So sad to wake up to the news about @SeanEdwardsR , a super talent and a great Human being. My thoughts are with his family #RIP
— Andy Meyrick (@AndyMeyrick) October 15, 2013
“@lendurancelive: This is how we’ll remember you, mate http://t.co/RZzHHqASaH” Hear, hear. Great lap Sean. #RIPSeanEdwards
— Oliver Gavin (@olivergavin) October 15, 2013
This is a really tough day. #RIPSean — John Dagys (@johndagys) October 15, 2013
RIP Sean Edwards. Prayers go out to his family and friends. — Shea Adam (@GearboxGirl) October 15, 2013
Prayers to Sean Edwards family / friends. Nothing else worth saying right now. #DRIVE #ALMS #TUSC @SeanEdwardsR
— Leo Parente (@LeoParente) October 15, 2013
Racing community sad today at the loss of @SeanEdwardsR My condolences to his family and friends. Terrible. #RIPSeanEdwards
— beth paretta (@BethParetta) October 15, 2013
Cannot wrap my head around the fact that Sean Edwards is gone. A great guy and a great driver. Prayers to his family and friends… — Diane Swintal (@dswintal) October 15, 2013
RIP Sean Edwards. A dark few days for motorsport. — Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) October 15, 2013
Such sad news to wake up to, our thoughts and prayers are w the family and friends of @SeanEdwardsR.
— Bronte Tagliani (@BronTeeTag) October 15, 2013