Retired N.B.A. star Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna and seven other have died in a helicopter crash on Sunday near Calabasas, California. According to law enforcement officials, Bryant, 41, was on his way to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. to coach his daughter.

The crash also claimed the lives of college baseball coach, John Altobelli and his wife, Keri and daughter, Alyssa. The identities of the pilot and three other passengers who died in the crash are yet to be announced.

Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and daughters; Natalia Diamante, Bianka Bella and Capri Kobe; parents: Joe and Pam Bryant ; and sisters; Sharia and Shaya Bryant

The world has been reacting to the passing of the NBA legend.

President Trump called the reports of the crash terrible news. He tweeted “Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!”.

“Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life……. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating….Melania and I send our warmest condolences to Vanessa and the wonderful Bryant family. May God be with you all!” President Trump wrote

Legendary Golfer, Tiger Woods who learned of Kobe’s tragic passing at the Farmers Insurance Open where the gallery was calling out to Tiger Woods, “Do it for Mamba.” before he was informed the reason was the passing when he left the 18th green and approached the scorers’ tent. He had this to say shortly after

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Reactions to Cobe Bryant’s Tragic Passing

Kobe’s dead accurred just hours to the Grammy Awards. Lizzo opened this evening’s award show, announcing “Tonight is for Kobe” and performed her hits Cuz I Love You and Truth Hurts. The host, Alicia Keys then took the stage and paied tribute to Cobe, “Here we are together on Music’s Biggest Night, but to be honest with you, we’re all feeling crazy sad right now because earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero, and we’re literally standing in here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” she said

Rapper Wyclef Jean has referred to Koby as a “the nicest teddy bear” He told PEOPLE Magazine “You feel like a hammer hit your heart,” he tells PEOPLE. “This is someone, personally, I’ve known and spoken to on the phone. You meet this guy and he’s the most incredible, nicest teddy bear.”

Fans have gathered outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles to honor the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant, and thousand more across the world have been reaction to Cobe’s dead using the hashtaq #cobebryant

Celebrities react to Cobe Bryant’s Dead


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