The death of Marlins superstar pitcher José Fernández in a boating accident off Miami's Government Cut early Sunday prompted an outpouring of grief from local and state politicians who remembered the ace's infectious exuberance for life and the game of baseball.
Here's a sampling of their Twitter condolences:
I had the opportunity to meet Jose Fernandez in 2014. Our prayers are with his family and the Miami Marlins. pic.twitter.com/gZ8O5ArHZS— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) September 25, 2016
Very saddened by the loss of Jose Fernandez, a shining beacon of Miami sports. My thoughts are with his family & the entire @Marlins family.— D. Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) September 25, 2016
Heartbroken by the passing of @Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. We lost an incredibly talented and uplifting young man.— Joe Garcia (@JoeGarcia) September 25, 2016
Que en paz descanse. Una lastima. https://t.co/NAJ1v47QHO— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) September 25, 2016
How sad to wake up to the news that Jose Fernadez, pitcher of the Florida Marlins died in a boat accident last night. pic.twitter.com/nZoVQxf44L— René García (@SenReneGarcia) September 25, 2016
Photo credit: Pedro Portal, el Nuevo Herald