On Wednesday morning, the Arizona Wildcats community started to learn of the untimely death of one of it's beloved former players, Michael Wright.
While the details of Wright's death have gone to a place that's very unseemly, the grief is still very real, and a lot of people took to Twitter to express their feelings about the former Wildcat.
The @APlayersProgram family lost a great one today as Michael Wright has passed. Thoughts and prayers to his family in this tragic time!!— Miles Simon (@milessimon) November 11, 2015
I'm saddened by the news of Michael Wrights passing. He was one of Lute Olson's favorite players and people of all time. Rest in Paradise— Miles Simon (@milessimon) November 11, 2015
Very sad to hear about the passing of Michael Wright. Keep him, his family and friends in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/bGOpkQfdnj— Greg Byrne (@Greg_Byrne) November 11, 2015
Sean Miller addresses Michael Wright death: "It's devastating, and it certainly affects our basketball program."— AZ Desert Swarm (@azdesertswarm) November 11, 2015
Lute Olson on the passing of former player Michael Wright: "There wasn't anyone who didn't love Michael." https://t.co/1Q2nDkBfch— Steve Rivera (@SteveRivera95) November 11, 2015
Michael Wright, KG and Ronnie Fields. Still feel lucky to have seen Farragut play in person back in the day pic.twitter.com/EtvgFpsEPp— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) November 11, 2015
Josh Pastner on Michael Wright: 'Always had the back of the person who was the underdog. He was a good human being.' https://t.co/xaCezeb56U— azcentral sports (@azcsports) November 11, 2015
Terrible to hear about the passing of a former wildcat Michael Wright! My prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time!— TJ McConnell (@iPass4Zona) November 11, 2015
Knicks' draftee Michael Wright of Arizona found dead. One of my first HoopsHype interviews many moons ago. Awful. https://t.co/zTFpwN6FCJ— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) November 11, 2015
Michael Wright led by example. I'll always remember his game winner on 3/8/01 in Palo Alto; most memorable @APlayersProgram game I ever saw.— Richard Paige (@Richard_D_Paige) November 11, 2015
Thoughts go out to family of former @APlayersProgram Michael Wright...He was an amazing competitor to play against. #RIP— Sean Farnham (@SeanFarnham) November 11, 2015
Michael Wright owned the lane despite being a 6'6" power forward. Opponents dreaded him. Friendly guy off court who became popular in Turkey— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) November 11, 2015
One of my all time favorite Wildcats on one of my favorite teams. RIP Michael Wright. pic.twitter.com/nIkeoYL3tW— Justin J (@jollything) November 11, 2015
I can't believe Michael Wright died. Man...— LOLASU (@AZJoshM) November 11, 2015
Wow former Arizona forward Michael Wright died at 35, he got it on the block goodnight lefty hook was money all day.— clint parks (@Brotherhood05) November 11, 2015
I'm legitimately saddened by this Michael Wright news. Probably my favorite all-time Arizona bball player, and a big sweetheart.— Bryan Rosenbaum (@brosenbaum) November 11, 2015
Wildcat Country is sad tonight. RIP Michael Wright. #BearDown— Amy Fitch Heacock (@TheRealAFitch) November 12, 2015
Just awful to hear the passing of former NBA player & @APlayersProgram standout Michael Wright, taken far too young. Prayers to his family.— Roxy Bernstein (@roxybernstein) November 12, 2015
RIP Michael Wright. You will be sorely missed.