If you missed the stunning news on Thursday evening, former Kentucky player Terrence Clarke tragically passed away after being involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. He was just 19 years old.

Clarke was currently preparing for the 2021 NBA Draft after playing one season for John Calipari’s program.

Following the heart-breaking news, Calipari issued the following statement and announced he would be heading to Los Angeles to be with Clarke’s family during their time of need.

“I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight,” Calipari said. “A young person who we all love has just lost his life too soon, one with all of his dreams and hopes ahead of him. Terrence Clarke was a beautiful kid, someone who owned the room with his personality, smile and joy. People gravitated to him, and to hear we have lost him is just hard for all of us to comprehend right now. We are all in shock.

“Terrence’s teammates and brothers loved him and are absolutely devastated. They know we are here for them for whatever they need.

“I am on my way to Los Angeles to be with his mother and his brother to help wherever I can. This will be a difficult period for all those who know and love Terrence, and I would ask that everyone take a moment tonight to say a prayer for Terrence and his family. May he rest in peace.”