"We knew him in a different way than his public persona. He had worked through the troubles in his life and had finally seemingly reached the point where everything was going to blossom. And he was going to have the future we all wanted for him. It's painful to us. We feel it in our hearts, and we will miss him." - Bengals owner Mike Brown
"We ask that you keep Chris' family - especially the young children he leaves behind - in your prayers. It is tragic when a life is taken so young. He was a man just realizing his potential, not just in football, but in life." - Andy Simms, Henry's agent, of Players Rep Sports
"We are greatly saddened by today's tragic news about the loss of Chris Henry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris' family, including his Bengals family. We have been in contact with the Bengals to offer our support through this difficult time. I ask you to keep Chris Henry and his family in your thoughts." - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
"He was doing everything right. My grandma always says you never question the man upstairs on decisions he makes. Everyone makes mistakes, but I don't see how Chris was supposed to go already, especially when he was on the right path. Other than that, he's going to be missed." - Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco
"We had seen Chris expand this year as both a person and on the field. He had grown and matured. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to Chris' family and to everyone else who held him dear." - Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis
"You have to grieve. Maybe go home tonight and hug your family a little tighter." - Bengals right guard Bobbie Williams
"The entire Mountaineer football family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Chris Henry. For me, he was a real joy to be around on a daily basis. He always came to work and loved to play football. Our hearts and prayers go out to his mother and family. He will be greatly missed. - West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart.