The Former Lakers Star was flying over California when his private Helicopter caught Fire and Crashed according to TMZ
The whole world is still in Shock at the passing of a man co nsidered to be one of the greatest athletes of our time at the prime of his age.
The reports showed that nobody onboard the Helicopter survived the Crash including his 13 year old daughter Gianna.
The LA County Sheriff i confirmed that Nine people died in the crash including the pilot, In a News Conference.
Following a well decorated 20-year career with the lakers Kobe Byrant has been considered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
He won the NBA all-star 18 times and in 2008 was crowned the league’s most valuable player, he is also a two time Olympic Gold Medalist
In one of the numerous highlights of his Career, Kobe famously scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in 2006,
the highest Single game Total in the history of the NBA
In a statement by the NBA “devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna aged 13”.
“For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,”.it said.
Coinciding with the day of the grammy Grammy Awards which was being held at the Staples Center an Arena familiar with kobe’s Exploits on the court,
tribute was paid to the basketball legend whose death has cast a pall over a typically vibrant event.
Alicia Keys the host of the show paid a tribute to Kobe Bryant during the shows opening performing “Its So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday” with the RnB group Boys II Men.
“Here we are , together on music’s biggest night celebrating the artist that do it best,
but to be honest we are all feeling some crazy sadness right now because earlier today Los Angeles, America and the whole world lost a hero’ ,”
And we are Literally standing here heartbroken in the house kobe Bryant built” said a visibly heartbroken Alicia keys.
Tributes from celebrities and fans all over the world have flooded the Internet ,
while all across the United States moments of silence have been observed at basketball games.
The President of the United States Donald Trump was also among a along List those expressing condolences
Obama also Shared his condolences to the Bryant Family
Lil Wayne whi famously made a song titled “Kobe Bryant” in dedication to kobe Bryant expressed his grief in a brief tweet.
Its the worst start to the year the Bryant family would have ever imagined ,
We express our condolences with the Bryant Family and the family of others involved in the crash
REST IN PEACE KOBE!