Justin Timberlake responds to Dan Wheldon’s passing

Wheldon passed away Sunday.

While Justin Timberlake may on the surface seem like a strange person to speak out about Indy car driver Dan Wheldon’s passing, there is a connection here — the singer’s William Rast clothing line was one of the Wheldon’s sponsors at the time of the fiery crash on Sunday.

Here is the full statement of what Timerlake had to say on the tragedy (per E! News):

“I was deeply saddened to hear the news on Dan Wheldon’s unfortunate and untimely [passing] … He was a great driver and a strong supporter of William Rast Racing.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family in their time of loss.”

Timberlake is certainly not the only member of the Hollywood community to speak out about this passing — such other stars as Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” and actress Ashley Judd have also experessed their condolences.

We will have more news on this story as it breaks.

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