Current and former athletes with Hawaii connections were among those expressing sadness and respect after Sen. Daniel Inouye died Monday at age 88.
"Today, Hawaii lost a very loving and respected man...Aloha Senator Daniel Inouye u will be missed by all!" tweeted Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, a St. Anthony High School graduate.
Olympic gold-medal decathlete Bryan Clay of Oahu noted Inouye's service with the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, writing on Twitter: "Praying for the Inouye family today w/ the passing of US Senator Daniel K. Inouye, WW II Vet, Medal of Honor recipient."
Former University of Hawaii and NFL placekicker Jason Elam tweeted:?"From my days in Hawaii I know the beloved Senator Inouye will be missed."