Condolences from across Canada were tweeted:
Justin Trudeau, PM Canada
Don Getty represented Alberta with distinction as Premier, Minister, MLA & Eskimos quarterback. My sincere condolences to his family today.
Rachel Notley, Alberta Premier
Don Getty distinguished himself in politics, in sport & business, through leadership, hard work and service.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former premier and Esks QB Don Getty.
Rick McIver, Alberta MLA
So sad to learn of the passing of Premier Don Getty. A great Albertan. our prayers to his family & loved ones.
Naheed Nenshi, Calgary Mayor
Hearing of the passing of Don Getty. Let’s reflect with gratitude on his life of service and leadership for the people of Alberta.
Rona Ambrose, Federal PC Leader
Thoughts and prayers with the Getty family. Don was a great advocate for Edmonton and Alberta. Even on the football field, he fought for us.
Christy Clark, BC Premier
RIP Don Getty. It takes a special person to reach the top in football, business and politics.
Greg Clark, Leader of the Alberta Party
Today we mourn the passing of Premier Don Getty, a tireless advocate for Alberta & champion of national unity.
Kent Hehr, MP
A titan of Alberta politics – Premier Don Getty – has passed away. He will be missed.
Derek Fildebrandt, Alberta MLA
My condolences to the family of former premier Don Getty at his passing.
Don Iveson, Edmonton Mayor
On behalf of Edmonton, our deepest sympathies to former Premier Don Getty’s family and colleagues. Our flags are all at half-staff.
Rick Strankman, Alberta MLA
Deepest sympathy to the Getty family on the passing of former Premier Don Getty. His service to Alberta is greatly appreciated.