Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday. He was just 41 and was accompanied by his daughter Gianna to a sports academy that was holding youth basketball tournaments when the incident happened. The news has come as a shock to many Hollywood as well as Bollywood celebrities. Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and many other celebrities mourned the death of the 18-time NBA All-Star with their tweets.
PeeCee dedicated a heart-warming post for the basketball champion 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.”
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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
Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor also paid their condolences through social media. While Arjun wrote, “Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless,” Ranveer wished for the lost soul. Check out all the reactions here-
Speechless,the world has lost a Legendary Athlete,R.I.P The #BlackMamba of Basketball, Kobe Bryant & his daughter,Gianna.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 27, 2020
What u have done for so many kids including my niece whom u inspired to play basketball every day of her childhood,may u both comfort each other in heaven🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/qwQ8CffQ5F
I didn’t follow the sport and can’t claim to have known too much about him...but this untimely death of a father and daughter just breaks my heart...I hope the universes give strength to his family , friends and fans across the world....#KobeBryant #RIP— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 26, 2020
This is just so heartbreaking. The untimely death of #KobeBryant and his daughter is so devastating. He was one of the best basketball players who inspired millions of people. My deepest condolences to all the grieving families.— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) January 27, 2020
Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 27, 2020
Kobe was truly larger than life, a legend. May he and all those who lost their lives today rest in peace. Love and condolences to his family. LA will never be the same.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) January 26, 2020
Ranbir with the legend the late Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/Y7J9CfIKgd— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) January 27, 2020
Kobe Bryant became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five championships. He retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history, finishing two decades with the Lakers as a prolific scorer with a sublime all-around game and a relentless competitive ethic.
Kobe Bryant’s death came as a shock just before the Grammys 2020. When the world of entertainment and music was gearing up for the biggest night in Hollywood, the news came and broke many hearts. Priyanka, who has attended the event with American singer husband Nick Jonas, paid a tribute to the champion as she flaunts his jersey number ‘24’ on her nails.
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