Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.
Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, was also killed in the crash. The father and daughter were reportedly on their way to basketball practice at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks when the helicopter crashed. A teammate of Gianna, the teammate’s parent, and the pilot were also killed, according to NBC News.
His private helicopter went down in Calabasas, Calif. around 10 a.m. The crash ignited a brush fire and emergency personnel responded, but none of those on board survived.
Bryant was 41. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three other daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, who was born in June 2019.
In the wake of the tragic news, Kobe’s fans and friends, many in the music industry, took to social media to remember the five-time NBA champion.
Kobe, We love you brother
We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave pic.twitter.com/pxbgLOOmpY
— ye (@kanyewest) January 26, 2020
Fuckin terrible 😪
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 26, 2020
Rest In Peace Kobe! My heart broken ❤️
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) January 26, 2020
Kobe was a real life super hero on that court & I’m sure he was one to his family. Sending love and prayers to them. This is heartbreaking.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) January 26, 2020
We lost a King. 824
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 26, 2020
Life is wayyyy too short and unpredictable, tell people you love them. This is so crazy
— TINASHE (@Tinashe) January 26, 2020