While Justin Wilson has passed away at age 37, his spirit will live on as an organ donor.
His brother Stefan, 26 next month, confirmed that earlier today via a post on Twitter.
“With #giftoflife @justin_wilson saved 6 lives today. He just keeps setting the bar higher. Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw”
Stefan Wilson also shared a memorial sticker that has been created and designed by Andy Blackmore, and shared by RACER.com’s Marshall Pruett.
Honda, with which Justin Wilson so closely aligned, has also released its statement about how much he meant to them. A statement follows from Honda Performance Development president Art St. Cyr:
“To say that we are heartbroken over the loss of Justin Wilson would create the false impression that our pain is localized. At a time earlier in the season, when we were in a continuing struggle to remain competitive in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Justin was the guy who WANTED to be with Honda, and he demonstrated that time and again. That allows you to take the measure of the man, and we will be forever grateful for his loyalty, and the gracious and gentlemanly way he represented our company, on and off the race track.
“He was our friend, and our comrade. All of our thoughts and prayers are for his wife, Julia, daughters Jane and Jessica; his parents Keith and Lynne; his brother Stefan; and his many friends around the world.”
These are merely the latest mentions about what an incredible individual Justin Wilson was.