Kobe Bryant
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The world is in shock following the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s deathTMZ 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.

LeBron James

Jimmy Fallon

“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.

Shaquille O’Neal

Michael Jordan

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Scottie Pippen

Tony Parker

Paul Pierce

Dwyane Wade

Paul George

Rick Fox

Tristan Thompson

Jamal Crawford

Didier Drogba


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Descanse em paz, meu amigo ?? ?

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Neymar Jr.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Thierry Henry

Sergio Ramos

Lionel Messi

Nick Kyrgios

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Rest easy Kobe. Never forgotten.

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Barack Obama

Kanye West




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??? it can’t be

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Kim Kardashian

Snoop Dogg



Anderson .Paak

50 Cent

Kevin Hart

21 Savage


Cardi B

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Gigi! ???

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Meek Mill

2 Chainz

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???? lord

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DJ Khaled

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Swizz Beatz

Jamie Foxx

Fat Joe

Kylie Jenner


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Hailey Bieber

Tiffany Haddish

Megan Thee Stallion

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? this is unbelievable

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Naomi Campbell

Bella Hadid

Tyler Mansour


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Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna.

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Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer