Basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter aged 13 years along with nine others were killed in a helicopter crash in Sunday.
Bryant death news came as a shock to his fans and they expressed their grief on social media over his untimely death. Tributes were poured in by many celebrities to the 18-time NBA All-Star.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas posted a photo of Kobe and his daughter on her Instagram account and wrote: “Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. #RIP #KobeBryant #RIPMamba.”.
She paid tribute to the legend by flaunting his jersey number 24 on her finger nails.
Virat Kohli, Indian skipper shared his memories of him “watching this magician doing things on the court” wrote, “Absolutely devas tated to hear this news today. So many childhood memories of waking up early and watching this magician doing things on the court that I would be mesmerized by. Life is so unpredictable and fickle. His daughter Gianna passed away too in the crash. I am absolutely heartbroken. Rest in peace. Strength and condolences to the family. (sic)”