Retired NBA star, Kobe Bryant, has died Sunday at the age of 41, alongside his young daughter, Gianna in an helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant’s private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crashed in Calabasas, and nine people which include his 13 years old daughter aboard were confirmed dead.
According to reports from ESPN, Bryant and his daughter, Gianna were on their way to a travel basketball game, and that another player and parent were aboard the helicopter as well when the bad incident occurred.
Condolence message have begin to pour in from celebrities across the globe as they noted how much he will be missed.
Kobe, We love you brother
We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave pic.twitter.com/pxbgLOOmpY
— ye (@kanyewest) January 26, 2020
Please no. Please god no. It can’t be true.
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 26, 2020
I'm so sad and stunned right now. In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle. Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes. Hold on to your loved ones. We miss you, Kobe
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 26, 2020
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
Bryant, began playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996 and stayed there for his entire 20-year NBA career.
He was a globally famous athlete, a two-time gold-medal winning Olympian and, as the producer of the animated short film “Dear Basketball,” an Academy Award-winner.
Bryant was an 18-time NBA All-Star, and led the Lakers to five NBA championships.