dan wheldon tix getty Ashley Judd memorializes Dan Wheldon on TwitterIt was a sad weekend in the auto racing world as Indy 500 champ Dan Wheldon was killed in a crash during a 15-car pile up at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

As condolences come in from all over the world, among the notable is celebrity auto enthusiast, and racer Dario Franchitti’s wife, Ashley Judd.

Judd took to Twitter to write her thoughts down.

She says, “As we continue to absorb Dan’s accident — we forget, remember, re-experience shock, denial, anger, pain — I’m reminded of a favorite poem: DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, Due not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest & sleepe, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee doe goe, Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie. One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally, And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die. J Donne.”

Our condolences go out to the Wheldon family.

Posted by:David Eckstein