Cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after two days in a medically-induced coma.
Hughes was taken to hospital after being struck on the head by a ball while he was batting Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. He was just 25.
His death has sent shockwaves across the world and people have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of the great sportsman.
Here’s what they’re saying.
No no no no no. RIP Phillip Hughes
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
Brothers in arms, RIP mate. I will always walk out there forever knowing your by my side. Love you BRAZ!! pic.twitter.com/Qxq2Jy0Pyx
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) November 27, 2014
Our thoughts go out to all the family and friends of Phil Hughes.
— Essendon FC (@EssendonFC) November 27, 2014
Sad, heartbreaking, awful day. RIP Philip Hughes. Thoughts with family & team mates. #RIPPhillipHughes
— PETER HELLIAR (@pjhelliar) November 27, 2014
RIP #PhilHughes what a sad tragedy. My thoughts go to his family and teammates
— David Campbell (@DavidCampbell73) November 27, 2014
Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Phil Hughes. Like many others just a sick feeling in hearing this tragic news.
— Peter Dutton (@PeterDutton_MP) November 27, 2014
The Club’s thoughts are with the family and friends of Phil Hughes, following the cricketer’s passing this afternoon. #RIPPhillipHughes
— Sydney Roosters (@sydneyroosters) November 27, 2014
— Melanie Wright (@mel_wright) November 27, 2014
Our hearts go out to the family friends of Phil Hughes and our cricketing cousins.
— AFL Victoria (@aflvic) November 27, 2014
I feel sic! RIP #PhilHughes :-(
— Matt Moran (@chefmattmoran) November 27, 2014
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) November 27, 2014
Such sad news that Phil Hughes has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & team mates at this awful time. Xx
— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) November 27, 2014
On behalf of the Rugby community our thoughts are with the family of Phil Hughes & the entire cricket community. A devastating day. #RIPPhil
— Qantas Wallabies (@QantasWallabies) November 27, 2014
Absolutely gutted to hear Phil Hughes has passed away. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIP
— Shannon Noll (@NOLLSIE) November 27, 2014
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Hughes family and the Australian cricket community. RIP Phillip Hughes pic.twitter.com/4TM21pDw3K
— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) November 27, 2014
All our thoughts are with the family, friends and teammates of Phillip Hughes and our friends throughout the entire cricket community.
— Sydney Swans (@sydneyswans) November 27, 2014
Heart broken! A very dark day. You will be missed, Phil Hughes. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family & friends.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 27, 2014
So sad to hear news of the passing of cricketer Phillip Hughes. All strength to his family & the wider cricketing community. Rest in peace.
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) November 27, 2014
Such a tragic event yesterday regarding my long time mate #PhillipHughes. All my prayers are with you and family for a speedy recovery
— Greg Inglis (@greg_inglis) November 26, 2014
My heartiest condolences go out to phil Hughes's family..a very sad day for cricket..hope it never happens on a cricket field again..
— Varun Aaron (@VarunAaron) November 27, 2014
What a tragedy. Lost to soon, thoughts are with the family and friends. An incredible person. Rest in peace Phillip Hughes #RIPHughesy
— Cameron Bancroft (@bangas_mash) November 27, 2014
No game is bigger than life it's self. R.I.P Hughesy boy we all love you bud!
— Cameron Boyce (@CaJBoyce) November 27, 2014
RIP Phillip Hughes. pic.twitter.com/vAIZYM3vSD
— Joe Hockey (@JoeHockey) November 27, 2014
I can’t believe the news about Phil Hughes. Such a tragedy. My thoughts and condolences go out to Phil’s family & friends. #RIP
— Billy Slater (@billyslater) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. What an incredibly sad day. Thinking of him and his family .x
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) November 27, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes on the sad demise.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 27, 2014
— Vikas Choudhary (@imvchoudhary) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. So much style. So much flair. But gone way too soon. We'll miss you.
— Dr Chris Brown (@BondiVet) November 27, 2014
So sad that Phil Hughes has died – fond memories of him taking time to give batting tips to my son – a lovely bloke and great cricketer
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) November 27, 2014
Devastated at the loss of Phil Hughes. Still can't believe it. Thinking of Sean Abbott. Such a sad day in sport.
— Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian) November 27, 2014
An awful tragedy. RIP #PhilHughes. Thinking of his family & friends. My heart also goes out to Sean Abbott. Simply tragic.
— sarah hanson-young (@sarahinthesen8) November 27, 2014
Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the news of Phillip Hughes’ death. Our thoughts are with the Hughes family and the Australian cricket community.
— Qantas (@Qantas) November 27, 2014
A very sad day for the world of cricket. So sorry for Phillip Hughes and his family . Spare a thought for Sean Abbott.
— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) November 27, 2014
— Nathan Lyon (@NathLyon421) November 27, 2014
The MCG flags are at half mast following news of Phil Hughes' tragic passing. An unspeakable tragedy. pic.twitter.com/9ngPy9wJE9
— Melbourne Cricket Gd (@MCG) November 27, 2014
The loss of Phillip Hughes is heartbreaking for our country. We grieve for a man who gave his all to the sport he loved. JG
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) November 27, 2014
Devastating news. All my love to friends and family of Phillip Hughes. May you rest in peace.
— Jesinta Campbell (@JesintaCampbell) November 27, 2014
Just heard. In shock. My deep condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2014
The Rugby League community offers its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes. pic.twitter.com/U7YiwGvbl3
— NRL (@NRL) November 27, 2014
Young men are not meant to die as Phillip Hughes did. Nor to bear the burden now laid upon Sean Abbott. How infinitely sad.
— Mike Carlton (@MikeCarlton01) November 27, 2014
The thoughts and prayers of the NSW Police Force are with the family and friends of #PhillipHughes, RIP.
— NSW Police (@nswpolice) November 27, 2014
A freak accident and a truly tragic piece of misfortune have stolen the life of Phillip Hughes, just a few days before his 26th birthday.
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) November 27, 2014
RIP Phillip Hughes. An absolute tragedy for his family, Australia and anyone who loves cricket. Just awful.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2014
Woken to the horrific news about Hughesy ! I cannot describe the sadness I feel for the Hughes family & fellow cricket players, so so sad
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 27, 2014
Words can't express my sadness for the family of Phillip Hughes, Sean Abbott and the cricket community. Love and light to those hurting xx
— Libby Trickett (@libby_trickett) November 27, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with #PhilHughes and his family
— Tammin Sursok (@tamminsursok1) November 27, 2014
I'm totally devastated by the passing of my little mate Phil Hughes. Words aren't enough. Sad sad day & great loss for mankind RIP my bra
— Anthony Mundine (@Anthony_Mundine) November 27, 2014
Saddens me to hear news of Phil Hughes passing! A Young man doing what he loved.. Praying for his family & loved ones.. #CherishEveryMoment
— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) November 27, 2014
I'm deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Hughes. As a mark of respect flags on all NSW Government buildings will fly at half-mast tomorrow
— Mike Baird (@mikebairdMP) November 27, 2014
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