Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant is no more. The 41-year-old Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California. According to TMZ, Bryant was travelling in his private helicopter when it went down, and along with him, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also killed in the crash. This news was confirmed by TMZ. The report also stated that Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant was not onboard. He is survived by wife Vanessa, and three of their four children- Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.
Bollywood celebrities Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, and others mourned the loss of Kobe Bryant on social media. Arjun Kapoor wrote, “Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless.R.I.P @kobebryant #blackmamba #24,” while Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram and shared that he is heartbroken. “Heartbroken. #ripkobebryant He was such an inspiration. Thoughts and prayers to his family and especially with his daughter Gianna. #Lakernation #mambaforever #8 #24,” his caption read. Priyanka Chopra wrote that she is deeply saddened and that he was her first real introduction to the NBA. Read more reactions below:
Former United States President Barack Obama, also shared a heartfelt tribute to mourn the huge loss of Kobe Bryant. He took to Twitter and wrote, "Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day."
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