Kobe Bryant’s Shocking, Tragic Death: Friends and Fans React

By Sierra Marquina

January 26, 2020

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has passed away at the age of 41, multiple outlets have confirmed. According to TMZ, the athlete died, as well as his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, along with other unidentified passengers in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, January 26.

They were flying in Bryant’s private helicopter when a fire reportedly broke out and the helicopter went down. According to TMZ there were no survivors.

On the heels of the devastating news, Bryant’s colleagues, friends and fans took to social media to attempt to grasp the shocking information and mourn the athlete.

“I cannot believe this is real. My god. Oh my god,” Chrissy Teigen tweeted, with Ellen DeGeneres adding: “Like everyone, I’m stunned and saddened by the news about Kobe Bryant. My heart is broken for his wife and family.”

See more reactions below. Our thoughts go out to all affected by this tragic news.

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