Celebrities, politicians, and athletes from around the world have expressed their devastation over the loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore was also killed in the crash, reports TMZ sports.
The two were headed to Mamba Academy for basketball practice when the helicopter crashed. The other victims have not been identified.
Bryant was 41-years-old.
Scroll through the tweets below to see reactions to their deaths below. We’re sending prayers to the Bryant family and anyone else who lost their lives in this tragedy.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/P88GwIwmYV— NBA (@NBA) January 26, 2020
Michael Jordan on the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna pic.twitter.com/z0Ja0hf9QX— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 26, 2020
There’s no words to express the pain Im going through with this tragedy of loosing my neice Gigi & my brother @kobebryant I love u and u will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/pigHywq3c1— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 26, 2020
Kobe and I shared so many special conversations about life and basketball. We had so much in common off the court. I used to love talking to him about Lakers basketball, being fathers and husbands and how much we loved Italy. I will miss those conversations and him so much. pic.twitter.com/PIv7obzr2x— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 26, 2020
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.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant . . . my heart is broken . . my mind blown but I am surrounding his wife and daughters in fervent prayer. Lifting you my brother. Holding your family tightly. RIP pic.twitter.com/li4KGd8NdT— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) January 26, 2020
Heroes come and go LEGENDS live forever‼️ #8 #24 pic.twitter.com/sYMG8CKN5b— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 27, 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
heart broken. chest tight. chills. childhood hero. inspiration on so many levels. if you know me, you know. i modeled my music career after watching you master your basketball craft & for that i’m forever in debt. thank you. RIP Kobe Bryant #8 #24— black (@6LACK) January 26, 2020
He was great,charismatic & among the hardest-working athletes ever,but what impressed me most was how deeply-involved Kobe was with his 4 daughters. Pray for them, Vanessa, his parents & his fellow passengers' families on this sad and shocking day. We will never forget you Kobe— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 26, 2020
I can’t even believe this is real... right now outside Staples. 💔 pic.twitter.com/yuunIbG2Ms— Chiney Ogwumike (@chiney) January 26, 2020
Kobe you were my idol... period. Mentality through and through. Thank you. To your family, I wish y’all nothing but the very best. Prayers and thoughts with you don’t begin to describe what we want for y’all. Love and respect to #8 & #24 forever. #MambaMentality #Mamba— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) January 26, 2020
Rest In Peace Kobe 8 24 ♥️🙏🏾😪— King Of R&B (@Jacquees) January 26, 2020