Last November Barack Obama sent a personal letter of condolence when rapper Heavy D passed away at 44.
Al Sharpton read the note at the funeral.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
But when 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash in Afghanistan back in August 2011, he sent their parents a form letter.