Germaine Mason has died at 34.
The British high jumper, who earned a silver medal during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Jamaica, the Great Britain Olympic team confirmed via Twitter on Thursday.
"Team GB are incredibly saddened by the sudden death of Olympic medalist Germaine Mason," the team tweeted. "Rest in peace, Germaine."
— Team GB (@TeamGB) April 20, 2017
The tragic crash occured while Mason was on a motorycle outing with several Olympic athletes in the Jamaican city of Kingston, including Jamaican gold medalist Usain Bolt, the U.K.'s Guardian reports.
After the crash, the Jamaican Constabulary tweeted, "Germaine Mason, 34, Jamaican-born athlete and former national high jumper, died in a motorcycle crash this morning."
Germaine Mason, 34, Jamaican-born athlete and former national high jumper, died in a motorcycle crash this morning.
— Jamaica Constabulary (@JamaicaConstab) April 20, 2017
Mason's teammates and fellow Olympians took to Twitter after news broke to offer their shock and condolences.
— Tasha Danvers (@tashadanvers) April 20, 2017
Can't believe the news I have just heard about germaine mason 😥
— James Ellington (@Jellington100m) April 20, 2017
My condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Germaine Mason's family & friends. A tragic loss of such fun & loving person. 🙏🏾 #ingodshands
— Denise Lewis (@RealDeniseLewis) April 20, 2017
Heart goes out to friends and family of Germaine Mason on this sad day..
R I P Germaine . Never forgotten
— Linford Christie (@ChristieLinford) April 20, 2017
This is just awful. Such sad news. https://t.co/dBECw1WbtF
— Dame Jess Ennis-Hill (@J_Ennis) April 20, 2017
R.I.P., Germaine Mason.