Fans, reporters, and fellow sportsmen mourned the shocking death of L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who were killed in a helicopter crash early on Sunday morning.

According to reports, the aircraft crashed near Calabasas, California, and all aboard — perhaps up to five others — were killed.

@ABC7 in Los Angeles confirming the @TMZ report that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles today

— JimMacKayOnAir (@JimMacKayOnAir) January 26, 2020

RIP to Kobe Bryant, a true legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 26, 2020

24 Forever Rest Peacefully Kobe! Thank you for all of the iconic moments!

— Chase Chrisley (@ChrisleyChase) January 26, 2020

I really grew up on Kobe.. posters on my wall and everything .. this is some devastating news man.. I really can’t believe it.. R.I.P Kobe Bryant 💔

— Tolulope Ogunmefun (@dontjealousme) January 26, 2020

During Miley’s 16th birthday at Disneyland, I met Kobe Bryant and he came up to me with his daughter saying “OoOoO Tssss.” I legit almost lost it! He was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Gone too soon. May he Rest In Peace. 😭❤️🙏🏻 #RIPKobeBryant

— Anna Perez de Tagle-Kline (@AnnaMariaPdT) January 26, 2020

OMG!!! I can’t and don’t want to believe what I’ve just heard,absolutely shocked to the core,totally gutted and feel very emotional!

RIP Kobe 🙏🏾

— Dion Dublin (@DionDublinsDube) January 26, 2020

Rest easy, Kobe. Enjoyed every minute of your career. Man, this hurts.#RIPMAMBA

— Tony Dorsett (@Tony_Dorsett) January 26, 2020


— Rap Direct (@RapDirect_) January 26, 2020

"It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly." – Kobe Bryant

The Mamba Mentality became a mantra for an entire generation of kids because of him. #RIPKobeBryant

— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) January 26, 2020

Life is short. Days like today bring that reality to truth. Win every day, and a Great Reminder to tell those we Love how much they mean to us. Praying for Kobe’s beautiful family.

— Scott Drew (@BUDREW) January 26, 2020

I fell in love with basketball b'cos of Kobe Bryant, Rest in Peace Legend 😔

— OLU The Great👑 (@Niyi_Olaolu) January 26, 2020

you provided me with the inspiration I needed to fall in love with the game I’ve dedicated my life to, inspired the world to become great.💍

Rest In Peace Kobe, I love you.💜💛

— Chloe Andrew (@chloe_andrew9) January 26, 2020

We love you Kobe always & forever.

— LaChina Robinson (@LaChinaRobinson) January 26, 2020

And we both know, no matter what I do nextI’ll always be that kidWith the rolled up socksGarbage can in the corner:05 seconds on the clockBall in my hands.5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,Kobe

— Austin Cox (@Austin_Cox5) January 26, 2020

Rest In Power, Kobe 🕊️

You will never be forgotten #24

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) January 26, 2020

As we grieve the loss of Kobe, I’m reminded of a song lyric: Never leave “I love you” left unsaid.

— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 26, 2020

"You have to keep moving. You have to keep going. Put one foot in front of the other, smile and just keep on rolling." 💔😢😔


— Alek Arend (@alekarend) January 26, 2020

RIP Kobe Bryant.

Gut-wrenching. There are no words right now. Thoughts and prayers go out to Vanessa Bryant and his four young daughters.

The entire world is mourning the death of an icon.

— Mr. Portland (@Mr_Portland) January 26, 2020

Whenever I shoot and yell Kobe I’m gonna have a tear in my eye

— Gian “OT” (@Gian18Lucas) January 26, 2020

"My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death." — Kobe Bryant, basketball legend, RIP

— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) January 26, 2020

Bryant has an amazing basketball legacy, but even with his excellence, number 24 was a gracious star. He even congratulated LeBron James who just the other day beat his record career score tally.

Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644

— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020

This gracious congratulatory message to #KingJames would be Bryant’s last tweet made only hours before that last, fateful helicopter ride.

The 41-year-old NBA legend is survived by his wife of 18 years, Vanessa, and three daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, the latter of whom is only a few months old. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the crash.

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