The FIA issued this statement earlier:
The world of motor sport is in mourning today, after the tragic passing of Jules Bianchi overnight. The sport has lost one of the most talented drivers of this generation, from a family that has such a strong presence in the history of the sport.
Jules Bianchi was a popular personality all in F1, possessing the best of both human and sporting qualities. The FIA recognises the courage with which he conducted his last fight, in the company of his loving family.
Jean Todt, FIA President, expressed his deepest condolences to Jules’ family and recognised the great pain being felt by the Bianchi family and those close to them.
The motor sport community offers their most sincere support through this terrible ordeal.