FOX mourns loss of six Fox Sports Brazil colleagues in plane crash

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21st Century Fox Executive Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Executive Co-Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch released the following statement on Tuesday morning.

We were deeply saddened to learn about the fatal plane crash last night near Medellín, Colombia, which carried members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense as well as six of our valued FOX Sports Brazil colleagues. The chartered flight was due to arrive in Medellín in the first leg of the South American Cup finals.

On the flight were the following colleagues:

Deva Pascovicci
Mario Sergio
Paulo Julio Clement
Victorino Chermont
Rodrigo Santana
Lilacio Junior

The families, friends and colleagues of those affected are deep in our thoughts at this difficult time.

We are doing everything we can to help manage the situation and take care of all of our people and the families impacted by this tragedy. In support of these efforts, we are setting up a fund in honor of our colleagues. More details to come.

We are sorry to bring you this sad news today. We will all keep our colleagues in our thoughts and prayers.

Rupert, Lachlan and James