Celebrities react to Kobe Bryant and Gianna’s death

Retired Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41 died Sunday morning, following a helicopter crash in California.

Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, was also among 9 people who were in the helicopter that crashed, leaving all the 9 dead.

Kobe shared four children with wife Vanessa Bryant, including Natalia, 17, Bianca, 3, and seven-month-old Capri.

News of the crash prompted an outpouring of emotions across the country and the world. Not just the fans, but also the celebrity world is feeling the loss of former NBA champ.

Justin Bieber shared a photo of himself with Bryant years ago, writing: “It can’t be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day! Love you man!”

“I cannot believe this is real. My god. Oh my god,” Chrissy Teigen tweeted.

Her husband, singer John Legend, tweeted: “I’m so sad and stunned right now. In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle. Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes. Hold on to your loved ones. We miss you, Kobe.”

Taylor Swift said on Twitter that her “heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy.”

“Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.” –Barack Obama

Comedian Kevin Hart also posted a photo of Bryant on his Instagram account, writing: “This honestly doesn’t make sense… I just saw you man. This hurts my heart.”

“Kobe was truly larger than life, a legend. May he and all those who lost their lives today rest in peace. Love and condolences to his family. LA will never be the same.” –Leonardo DiCaprio.

Khloé Kardashian expressed her grief over the death, writing: “This can’t be real.”

“He was great, charismatic and among the hardest-working athletes ever, but what impressed me most was how deeply-involved Kobe was with his 4 daughters,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted.

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