Kobe Bryant death in copter crash: From Priyanka Chopra to Kim Kardashian, celebs post condolences
Shocking news has come to light this morning from California where an NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
The incident took place on a steep hillside in the dense morning fog in Southern California.
Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames, BBC reports said.
According to the reports of The Associated Press, the chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. As per authorities, there were nine people on board the helicopter and presumed dead.
Bryant is one of the best players who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and also a five-time NBA champion.
In the accident, Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also killed.
Meanwhile, condolences have been started pouring in on social media after this heartbreaking news broke. From Hollywood stars to Bollywood celebs and other sports stars took to Twitter to express their solicitude to the star and his family.
Moments of silence have been observed at basketball games across the US.
Check out who has written what for NBA champion:
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Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. 💔 #RIP #KobeBryant #RIPMamba
Praying for the entire Bryant family and loved ones during this tragic time.— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 26, 2020
I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 27, 2020
Like everyone, I’m stunned and saddened by the news about Kobe Bryant. My heart is broken for his wife and family.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 26, 2020
Kobe and Gianna may your souls and the souls of the others who were with you Rest In Peace. My condolences and prayers go out to Kobe’s wife Vanessa, his daughters and the Bryant Family. I Love You Kobe and will miss you dearly.— Rick Fox (@RickFox) January 27, 2020
I try to find the words but fail. There are none.— Sofia Carson (@SofiaCarson) January 27, 2020
Dear Kobe and Gigi,
Rest In Peace. Rest in Love.
To Vanessa, the Bryant family, and the loved ones of the angels lost in this tragedy, the heart of the world is with you. pic.twitter.com/Z67TPjnlub
US President Donald Trump also expressed his condolence over accidental death of Bryant.
Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
Also, Indian sports stars also took to Twitter and wrote on the death of NBA star player.
Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 27, 2020
The NBA also issued a statement on the death of Bryant and for his young daughter that "devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna" aged 13.
"For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning," the NBA statement reads.