Figure Skaters Meryl Davis, Gracie Gold, Alex Shibutani & More Pay Tribute to Denis Ten After His Untimely Death

Figure Skaters Meryl Davis, Gracie Gold, Alex Shibutani & More Pay Tribute to Denis Ten After His Untimely Death

The figure skating community is still in shock after hearing about Denis Ten‘s untimely passing this morning.

Meryl Davis, Gracie Gold, Alex Shibutani, Maia Shibutani, Mirai Nagasu, Jason Brown, Spanish skater Javier Fernandez, Adam Rippon, Vincent Zhou, and Ashley Wagner have all opened up about their friendships with him.

“So very saddened by the loss of this special young man,” Meryl wrote on Twitter. “Denis, your heart, passion, kindness & generosity will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with your family, friends & fans whose lives you’ve made brighter. What a devastating loss for our skating family.”

Gracie added on her Instagram, “I am absolutely heartbroken today. The world has lost a kind, brilliant, and talented hero. Some of my fondest memories of skating come from the years I trained with Denis. From late night photo shoots to daily locker room shenanigans, Denis always knew how to make you smile. You will be so missed Denis.”

If you missed the sad news, Denis was killed this morning in Kazakhstan in a robbery gone wrong.

Read more tributes to Denis inside now…

(translation: It was only 2 years ago. Denis seemed to be the most fun, unusual and one of the most creative people in the world of figure skating. It’s impossible to believe. I don’t want and I won’t be able to believe. Sorry to all the loved ones denisa. Never forget his laugh.)

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