Actress, Ashley Judd and her race-car driver husband, Dario Franchitti, were rocked today along with the rest of racing world, as two-time champ, Dan Wheldon was tragically killed in a car accident.
Judd had tweeted just hours after the race end a simple, “Devastated.” Ashely went onto say, “As we continue to absorb Dan’s accident – we forget, remember, re- expeirence 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.” By J Donne
Ashley and Dario are close friends with the Wheldon’s. Dan and his wife Susie have two young sons, 2 years-old and 7 months-old.
Judd went onto say, “Hardest parts, Thinking about Susie, Sebastian, Oliver. Seeing my husband grieve. Nights are so awful at first. Poor woman. Such pain.”