NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash that occurred in Southern California on Sunday morning.
Bryant was among five people aboard the helicopter that crashed with no survivor. He was aged 41.
The crash in Calabasas and deaths were confirmed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department though the Sheriffs did not mention Kobe’s name.
Tributes have continued to pour in for the NBA legend that spent his entire 20-yer career with the Lakers.
See reaction below…
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/P88GwIwmYV
— NBA (@NBA) January 26, 2020
There were 9 people aboard the helicopter including Kobe Bryant and the pilot that all lost their life. But, the @LASDHQ will not confirm any of the deceased who were on board. When we know more, I will share it!!! #kobe #blackmamba
— Timothy Parker (@TimothyParkerTV) January 26, 2020
Talking about the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant who tragically died in a helicopter crash earlier today. pic.twitter.com/NmysIabkKR
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 26, 2020
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 26, 2020
Just landed in Miami for Super Bowl. Learned news about Kobe Bryant, his daughter & the others who passed in the helicopter crash mid flight. Have been in a daze for the last 3 hours. No words. Thoughts & prayers. Live best life today b/c tomorrow is promised to no one. #RIPMamba
— John Dickinson (@JDJohnDickinson) January 26, 2020
I just want to say that I'm startled and discombobulated, as many are, by Kobe Bryant's death. I'm continuing this live-read of the Parnas Tape because Trump's impeachment trial restarts tomorrow, and while Kobe's death is a tragedy, so too is what's happening in D.C. right now.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 26, 2020
Communities are in mourning following the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria. https://t.co/0d0a2DujlV
— MTV (@MTV) January 26, 2020
A true sporting icon. A legend among legends. An incredible legacy.
Kobe Bryant transcended sports and will never be forgotten.
RIP, Kobe pic.twitter.com/eLfjJ1WHUE
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 26, 2020
After the shock of hearing of the sudden death not only of Kobe Bryant, but his daughter and the other passengers, I phoned my brothers. I told them how much I love them. We may not choose how we die, but with much work maybe we can choose how we live. Kobe lived big. #RIPMamba
— Tim Black (@RealTimBlack) January 26, 2020