Condolences To The Shaq Barrett Family

April 30th, 2023

Joe and Ira Kaufman express deep condolences to Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett and his family today.

Shaq’s daughter Arrayah, just 2 years old, drowned in the family’s swimming pool in Tampa this morning and the Buccaneers confirmed the horrible news. She was the youngest of his four children.

Shaq bought a home in South Tampa with his wife after signing a multiyear deal with the Bucs following the 2020 Super Bowl season.

112 Responses to “Condolences To The Shaq Barrett Family”

  1. Michael sharp Says:

    My Deepest condolences

  2. WarrenG Says:

    Wow, my heart goes out to Shaq and his family.

  3. Ed Kerber Says:

    Such terrible news.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    So terrible. I can’t even imagine.

  5. Barber20 Says:

    Condolences to his family. What a terrible tragedy

  6. Goatfarmer Says:


    No words, nothing can undo that. Sickened beyond belief, Shaq is an A+ human, no one should go through something like this and yet it seems like the good people always seem to bear the brunt of tragedies. She will live forever in your heart Shaw and I know that’s a useless thing to say. Tears.

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Shaq not Shaw, — sorry

  8. David Says:

    Oh my God, I cannot imagine. Sincere condolences.

  9. firethecannons Says:

    Rest in peace

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    About as bad as it gets for a parent……horrible news……our prayers are with you and your family, Shaq.

  11. Allbuccedup Says:

    Worse news you could ever get.

  12. Oneilbuc Says:

    My heart ❤️ goes out to him and his family praying for you brother 🙏🙏!! May God comfort you and your family!!!

  13. Surfcat Buc Says:

    No words can describe your loss. We love you Shaq ! Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

  14. Mike C Says:

    Terrible, smh just Terrible

  15. Buccos Says:

    Probably the worst Buccaneers news that I’ve ever heard. Thoughts and prayers for the family

  16. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Class act by the Saints for their condolences to Shaq, his family and the Bucs.

  17. All_da_way Says:

    So sad.

    My condolences Mr. Barrett.

  18. Mord Says:

    Horrible news. My heart goes out to the Barrett family. Hard to imagine the pain and sorrow

  19. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Oneilbuc Says:
    “My heart ❤️ goes out to him and his family praying for you brother 🙏🙏!! May God comfort you and your family!!!”

    Amen. ☹️

  20. Ranger Walker Says:

    OMG poor Shaq… condolences, that’s heart wrenching

  21. SB~LV Says:


  22. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    So sorry shaq. Heart felt condolences to you and your family. A parent should never have to go through such grief. Hang in there man.

  23. D-Rok Says:

    My prayers go out to you, Mr. Barrett. I cannot fathom the depth of such a loss. May God comfort you, sir.

  24. Justin Says:

    Oh no. As a father of 2 my heart breaks for Shaq and his family. I couldn’t imagine the pain they must be feeling.

  25. Miller5252 Says:

    As a parent, I have no idea how you handle something like this. My condolences to the Barrett family in this terrible situation. I hope Shaq and his family can find peace in this situation.

  26. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Sincerest condolences to Mr. Barrett and his family.

  27. Mike Johnson Says:

    Man, that a toughie there. 2 yrs old. Stay strong Shaq.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    …Dear God

  29. G G Says:

    Condolences! This is tragic and even though no one is saying it, it is 100% preventable! RIP to the young toddler!

  30. Brandon Jeff Says:

    My heart aches for you and your family. No words can help but you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers.

  31. chris bell Says:

    So sorry for your loss Shaq!

  32. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Nothing else matters right now. Prayers for you Shaq and all your family. So sad.

  33. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Tragic…Prayers to Shaq and his family.

  34. Drunkinybor Says:

    Oh no! What a terrible tragedy 😢 💔 😞 All Bucs fans everywhere will be united praying. Sending vibes of condolences, however you express yourself to show empathy.

  35. ROFOBUC Says:

    Terribly sad news. My heart goes out to the Barrett Family.

  36. Deano Says:

    Unless I missed it haven’t heard much from Defense Rules about our defensive picks

  37. Dooley Says:

    My deepest condolences to Shaq and the entire Barrett family, this is heartbreaking.

  38. Dustin Says:

    This is heartbreaking 🙁
    I’m so sorry.
    Our deepest condolences to the Barrett’s.

  39. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    This is all of us parents worst nightmare.

    Crying as I read this story.

    May the Lord guide him and give him and his family peace.

    Love you Shaq and praying for you, your wife and your family.

  40. Cobraboy Says:

    Awful, terrible, words are not enough.

    Grace for all who grieve…

  41. K2 Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Shaq and his family.

  42. SoFloBuc Says:

    Deepest condolences, following his family on Instagram for years it burns a little deeper 😞

  43. SoCalBucsFan1 Says:

    Such heartbreaking news. Condolences to the Barrett Family.

  44. BucaneroJim Says:

    Arrayah means “A Ray of Hope”… all of us in the Bucs family are sending rays of Hope and prayers for the your family.

  45. Steve Burke Says:

    Football just got a lot less important today….God bless the child….

  46. Redeemer Says:

    My God, what horrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you tonight Shaq. Crying as I’m typing. Nothing worse than losing a child. Nothing

  47. jehzsa Says:

    May The Peace of The Lord be with them.

  48. Onebadbuc Says:

    So sorry to hear this praying for your family Shaq!

  49. Redeemer Says:

    Kiss and hug your kids harder tonight fellow parents.

  50. Jeagan1999 Says:

    God Bless Shaq and his family.

  51. Nprbuc Says:

    May God Bless you and your family Shaq 🙏🙏 Every parents nightmare. You are in my prayers.

  52. Destinjohnny Says:

    Heartbreaking man….
    Sending full on prayers to the SB family.

  53. Tim Says:

    So incredibly sorry for your loss Shaq.

  54. #99 the Big fella Says:

    Deono, shaq just lost his child and all you can say is you haven’t seen defenserules comment on the draft? Heartless person you are

  55. Alstott up the gut Says:

    Very very sad!! Thoughts and prayers to the Barrett family!! They should never have to face this and I hope they get endless amounts of support!!

  56. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    What a horrible tragedy!!!! I’ll pray for Shaq and his family. No parent should ever experience the pain he and his wife are experiencing now. My heart goes out to them.

  57. Bubby Says:

    So Awful! 😢

  58. darengibo Says:

    OMG this makes me sick to my stomach. so so sorry and prayers for Shaq and the family during this horrific time. Words can’t even express as I can not even imagine what he feels….

  59. Brandon Says:

    Oh, my. So sad. Poor Shaq and his family. This makes me feel awful. I hope he has the strength and support he needs to see his way and his family’s way through this.

  60. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    That is so effing heartbreaking. I have three and five year old daughters and it’s my absolute worst nightmare to lose one of them. My deepest condolences to the Barrett family.

  61. Fred McNeil Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that. What a tragedy. Peace will be hard to find, but I pray for you and your family to find it from the Lord when you are ready.

  62. optimisticbucsfan Says:

    Awful news. Prayers with the family

  63. dbbuc711 Says:

    So sorry to hear this. Deepest condolences 🙏

  64. Mike Says:

    The worst possible thing that can happen to a person. Just heartbreaking.

  65. Robert Says:

    Family 1st. Sad day. No words….

  66. matt Says:

    May God blesss Arrayah and help her family find peace.

  67. Roc Says:

    Lord be with this family

  68. BucsFan81 Says:

    Bucs nation is with you shaq. Sorry for your loss. Tragic day for him and his family.

  69. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    So Sad!

  70. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Horrible news. I cannot imagine.

  71. westernbuc Says:

    Praying for Shaq and his family tonight and mourning his daughter. I follow him on Instagram and you can tell how proud he is to be a dad and a husband. It breaks my heart and I hope they don’t blame themselves for this.

  72. PSL Bob Says:

    Unimaginable! My ❤️ goes out to the Barrett family! Don’t know how you get through something like that.

  73. Goatfarmer Says:

    What Redeemer said. Hug all your loved ones. Double down on being kind and forgiving. I’ve been a mess all afternoon, what must Shaq be feeling? Oh Lord.

  74. Arians4President Says:

    I’m so, so sorry this happened. This is the most trying thing a couple can go through and I hope understanding and love win out. I have no idea how this happened but most parents have made a mistake that could have ended this way, but most were lucky that the worst-case scenario never happened. I pray that if a mistake was made, that they can forgive themselves sooner than later. We all make mistakes.

  75. TDTB2022 Says:

    Prayers for you and your family Shaq.
    May she rest in peace.

  76. Goatfarmer Says:

    westernbuc – so so so well said, I share in your prayer. Guilt and blame, self loathing, loathing of the spouse, all common after such a tragedy according to literature. Shaq is a very spiritual man. Let’s also pray that he finds the strength to elevate and get through this tragedy to provide for the rest of the family.

    So unfair.

  77. alaskabuc Says:

    Absolutely horrible, prayers Barretts

  78. Steven007 Says:

    Just an awful thing, unimaginable. I hope he can find comfort in his family, friends, and his faith.

  79. DR FEELGOOD Says:

    Shaq. My prayers are with you as I cry typing this. I have two daughters age 26 and 23 and if lost them I would have no purpose. Please stay strong and be the great husband and father that you are. I am a psychiatrist and my cell number is 813-924-2389. If you need me please reach out and I promise it will be very confidential. Joe, please forward my number to him if you can. Football takes a major back seat to life when life breaks your heart.💔😢

  80. Herbiebuc Says:

    I remember how excited he was when she was born after the SB it’s real sad prayers for his friends and families

  81. Rusty Shackleford Says:

    Father God, Lord of Heaven and Earth, I pray to you tonight to provide comfort and healing in the worst of time for this family. I pray this in the Name of Yeshua. Amen.

  82. FortMyersDave Says:

    God, what horrible news. From what I have read Shaq is a stellar family man and very proud of his kids. Some things are more important than football. It seems like the good people of our world are often beset by tragedy. Prayers to the Barrett family and may your faith get you through this awful tragedy.

  83. Capt.Tim Says:

    Oh God.
    Heartbreaking, so heartbreaking.
    I cant imagine a worse pain.
    My prayers go out to the Barrett family.
    May the Lord be with them.

    Its so damn unfair.

  84. J Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Shaq.

  85. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Oh my God! NO!

  86. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Had a similar situation in my early life, words cannot express how tragic this is.

  87. Not cool Says:

    [Really tacky given the subject of the post. — Joe]

  88. Rand Says:

    That is just awful and fills me with sadness

    God Bless the Barrett family at this tragic moment and give them the strength to move forward with their lives. In Jesus name, Amen 🙏❤

  89. CrackWise Says:

    Bro, hope you know, Jesus Loves You and your baby is smiling in HEAVEN. you and yours are in my prayers. Rejoice in the FACT your baby is waiting to hang out with you in eternity.

    Continue to live for Christ and NOTHING that happens is bad. Your baby is so loved and we are all so sorry you only had a shory time to be with your baby.

    Jesus Loves you my man. Time Heals All Things. TAMPA LOVES YOU SHAQ!!!

  90. AtlBuc Says:

    Shaq! My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. A comforting scripture is John 5:28, 29. It assures us that there will be a time when God will raise your daughter from her resting place. And Rev 21:3, 4 talks about a time when death will be a thing of the past.
    May God be with you and your family during this time of distress!

  91. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Very nice Crackwise. Well said. I hope Shaq reads our comments. Nothing but love from this site.

  92. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    This is so sad and tragic. Heart breaking. Praying for strength and healing for the Barrett Family…

  93. My Momma Says:

    I am heartbroken to hear this news, Mr.Barrett. Praying for you, your wife and entire family. We pray that you all experience Jesus love and comfort.

    For this is the hope that lies within us: “And when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the Scripture will be fulfilled that says, “Death is swallowed up in victory (vanquished forever). O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin [by which it brings death] is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Corinthians 15:54‭-‬57 AMP

    Love you and your family, dear brother.

  94. Beej Says:

    OMG I’m so sorry

  95. NCFloridiot Says:

    Shaq and your family, my heart aches, I’m so sorry

  96. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:


    This is to you, not for publication.

    I am the last person to seek a censor, but can we get rid of the post above by username “bucsfansareRACIST?” I’d hate for someone in the Barrett family to read that.

    Thank you.

  97. BringBucsBack Says:

    Shaq & family, may Jehovah comfort you all. I’m so sorry.

  98. Pickgrin Says:

    So sorry Shaq……

    Can’t even imagine the grief this family is going through right now….

  99. SB Says:

    No Words Shaq. GOD BLESS!

  100. adam from ny Says:

    condolences to shaq and his family…very sad news to read and hear

  101. Dom N. Nick Says:

    Our hearts are with you and your family.

  102. 1gr8bucfan Says:

    May God wrap you in his comfort and peace. Prayers up for you and your family.

  103. CalBucsFan Says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your wife Shaq.

  104. DmanTX Says:

    I just heard this terrible news. Prayers go out to Shaq and his family at this difficult time.

  105. gp Says:

    A parents worst nightmare.
    No Parent should have to bury their child.
    My deepest sympathies to the Barret family.

  106. DG060 Says:

    Awwww man that’s just awful!! I feel terrible for the Barrett family. Unimaginable.
    Thoughts and prayers to your family Shaq.

  107. NJBuc Says:


  108. Winky Says:

    Sending love and prayers to Shaq and his family.


  109. MadMax Says:

    Its horrible, horrible news. Ive watched an ex girlfriend of mine and two different co workers go through similar circumstances with such young children…its unreal.

    Im so sorry Shaq… prayers for you and your family…..

  110. NotTampaTom Says:

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Shaq. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  111. FairMinded Says:

    Completely heartbreaking. Keeping you and your family in prayer Shaq. Just unimaginable 🙁

  112. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    Devastated & heart-broken by this news.
    It makes the rest of sports seem just a little insignificant today.

    Shaq is such a good-hearted, loveable soul. It’s really hard to fathom what he & family are going through yesterday & today.

    R.I.P. Arrayah