Former American basketball player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles. The 41-year-old Kobe Bryant was an 18 times All star, five times NBA champion, and two times Olympic Gold-medalist from Los Angeles Lakers, he was known for his remarkable focus and supreme skills. Alex Villanueva, the Los Angeles county sheriff informed that a total of nine passengers along with pilot have died in the helicopter crash.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) later confirmed the death of Bryant and Gianna to the league officials on Sunday, January 26. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were heading towards the Mamba Sports Academy, its the same place where Bryant coached Gianna’s team. All matches that were scheduled to be played at the training centre on Sunday were canceled by the authorities.
The tragic death of the legend has left everyone in a shock. Indian cricketers and Bollywood celebrities took to various social media platforms to shed their condolences on the sudden death of the legend Kobe Bryant.
Here is how celebs reacted:
At the age of 34, Kobe Bryant became the youngest player in the league history to achieve 30,000 career points. Kobe announced his retirement during the 2015-16 season because of the several injuries. He was one of the extra-ordinary players of the game. From getting inspired by his father Joe Bryant who was also a NBA player to becoming the legend of the game, Kobe Bryant left a mark on the heart of everyone.
Soon after Bryant’s death, his fans went to the crash site wearing his jersey to pay tribute to the legend. The sudden demise of Kobe Bryant has left everyone shell shocked as the sentiments of the fans have echoed everywhere. He and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna will be missed by everyone in the world.