American basketballer and Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is dead.

His death occurred on Sunday January 26 in a helicopter crash.

Bryant was said to be among the five people who died after the helicopter crashed in the city of Calabasas, in California.

His 13 year old daughter Gianna, was also said to be travelling alongside him when the crash occured and the helicopter burst into flames.

Following his death, more reactions have continued to pour in as a lot of people are still in shock.

A.J. Mclean @aj_mclean tweeted “I’m deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant. He was a legend who made his mark on the game forever. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. #RIPKobe”

“I’m heartbroken! Born and raised in LA! RIP Kobe and Gianna!!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the other families that were affected by this tragedy!!!”, tweeted Leslie Funo @pengwens

Auracool who tweeted via his handle @TWEETORACLE wrote: “OMG! I am so saddened to learn about the Death of One of the Greatest Basket Ball Icon, Kobe Bryant and his 13yrs old Daughter.”

“The world mourns. You have been an Inspiration to a lot of youths that they can continue to work hard & succeed in their dreams”

“Rest In Peace Champ”, he added.

Written by : Eseohe Ebhota-Akoma

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