Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tracy Morgan: Friends, Fellow Comics Send Hopes and Prayers

UPDATE: Tracy Morgan's opening act in a show before his car crash early Saturday sent an image of the luxury bus they were planning to take back to New York, as well as the message, “Road life is a good life!”

Tracy Morgan: Friends, Fellow Comics Send Hopes and Prayers

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Comedians Harris Stanton (left) and Ardie Fuqua were reportedly in Tracy Morgan´s limo bus when an accident on the NJ Turnpike caused it to overturn.
Comedians Harris Stanton (left) and Ardie Fuqua were reportedly in Tracy Morgan's limo bus when an accident on the NJ Turnpike caused it to overturn. @HarrisStanton, @ARDIEFUQUA / Twitter

UPDATE: Tracy Morgan's opening act in a show before his car crash early Saturday sent an image of the luxury bus they were planning to take back to New York, as well as the message, “Road life is a good life!”

Morgan's former “30 Rock” co-star Judah Friedlander tweeted that comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton were also involved in the crash, but New Jersey state police could not confirm they were involved.

Fuqua, however, had tweeted a link to his Facebook page after the show.

“This is what it looks like from the stage to see a standing ovation from 1500 people. Then we traveled back to NYC in style in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Road life is a good life!” he wrote.

Police confirmed a Mercedes Sprinter flipped in the crash, in which another passenger, 63-year-old James McNair, of Peekskill, New York, was killed. The only other passenger who was identified was Jeffrey Millea, whose condition was unknown. There were seven people in the Mercedes in all, and four were hospitalized. Three, including Morgan, were in critical condition. One was in fair condition.

The tragedy goes even deeper: Fuqua's son, Ardley Jamaal Fuqua, died in a car crash in May 2o12.

“Come on @RealTracyMurray @ARDIEFUQUA @harrisstanton you can survive this! Sending prayers,” Friedlander tweeted.

Fuqua's Facebook page, including the message about the show, was filled with prayers and well-wishes Saturday.

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Prayers and good wishes poured in for Tracy Morgan on Saturday after he was hospitalized in a serious car accident.

Morgan was in critical condition after his limo bus flipped in an accident involving six vehicles on the New Jersey Turnpike around 1 a.m. One person, who has not been identified, was killed, and seven people including Morgan were hospitalized.

Prayers to all of those involved in the car crash this morning. Stay strong Tracy Morgan. We love you,” Russell Simmons tweeted.

“Sending prayers and love to @RealTracyMorgan & all injured in the NJ accident. I'm pulling for you brother,” wrote “Psych” actor Dulé Hill.

Jay Mohr, like Morgan a “Saturday Night Live” alum, noted the severity of the accident.

“I'm from NJ. For the Turnpike to be closed for hours is incredibly, frighteningly rare,” he tweeted. “I love you @RealTracyMorgan. No more comics, God.”

“Say a prayer for my man @RealTracyMorgan,” added Mike Epps.

Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN's “Numbers Never Lie,” noted that she had just seen Morgan.

“Saying a prayer for @RealTracyMorgan. He was a guest on @ESPN_Numbers a few weeks ago. Very sweet and talented person,” she wrote. 

“Hoping for the best for Tracy Morgan and condolences to the family and friends of the yet unnamed person who was killed,” wrote Andy Lassner, executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Since Lassner's tweet, the man who was killed has been identified as 63-year-old James McNair, of Peekskill, New York.

 Comedian Jim Norton shared an inside joke with Morgan: “I look forward to @RealTracyMorgan grabbing my hand and smelling my fingers again as soon as possible. Hoping he's alright.”

“Community” actress Yvette Nicole Brown offered prayers for Morgan and “condolences to the family of the person who lost their life.”

 

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