Kobe Bryant, 41-year-old was traveling in a helicopter when it hit the hills and burst into flames. The LA police department has claimed that no person on the helicopter survived the crash.
A five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant played for LA Lakers in his career and is one of the iconic basketball players in the history of the game.
Celebrities from all over the world paid tributes and condolences have been pouring from his friends and colleagues expressing grief and shock over the untimely death of the player.
Moments of silence have been observed at basketball throughout the US and even at the Grammy Awards which were held at Los Angeles Lakers’ stadium
Alicia Keys, the host of the Grammys said, “We're all feeling crazy sadness right now. Because earlier today Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. We're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”
Officials of NBA issued a statement and said, that it was devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna aged 13.
It further said, “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning.”
Ever since the news of basketball legend passing away has been out, fans have been pouring in the condolences. Have a look below.