The world is in shock following the tragic news of Kobe Bryant's death. TMZ broke the news of the NBA superstar's fatal helicopter crash on Sunday morning. Bryant was among the nine passengers pronounced dead on-site, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
An 18-time All-Star and Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant had one of the most illustrious NBA careers. Bryant ended his 20-year career in 2016, an MVP. His sudden death comes as a huge shock to his friends, fans, celebrities, and peers alike, and the news of his untimely passing was swiftly followed by an outpouring of tributes and condolences.
See how athletes and celebrities reacted below. Rest in peace, Kobe Bryant, you will be missed.
“Kobe was such a life force, so strong, creative and inspired that in my head, I thought that he was going to live forever,” The Tonight Show host said before diving into the story of how he met Bryant in the midst of a beer shortage. Watch above.