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Celebrity Reactions To Kobe Bryant’s Death

Following the shocking news of the death of Kobe Bryant, fans and celebrities alike have taken to social media to mourn the basketball legend.

Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people killed when their helicopter slammed into a hillside near Malibu in Los Angeles County, California on Sunday.

The news of Bryant's death surfaced just as music stars were preparing for the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Bryant played many home games for the Lakers.

 

Celebrities such as Barack Obama, Kevin Hart, Drake, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and more took to social media to react to the news of Bryant's death:

United States President, Donald Trump:

"This honestly doesn’t make sense....I just saw you man. This hurts my heart. God please place your hands on his family and help guide them thru this unbearable time. We love you forever man...Legends never die!!!! #MambaMentality #RIP.... RIP to the other passengers as well as sending prayers to their families." Kevin Hart said in an Instagram post.

 

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This honestly doesn’t make sense....I just saw you man. This hurts my heart. God please place your hands on his family and help guide them thru this unbearable time. We love you forever man...Legends never die!!!! #MambaMentality #RIP.... RIP to the other passengers as well as sending prayers to their families. 🙏🏾

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Kanye West tweeted a throwback picture of himself, Bryant, record producer Swizz Beatz and rapper Mos Def all smiles.

"Kobe, We love you brother. We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave."

Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian shared a black and white image of Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

"My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through," she wrote. "This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl… . Rest In Peace Legend."

 

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My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it. I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend

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Leonardo DiCaprio:

Taylor Swift:

Justin Bieber shared an old photo of him and Bryant on Instagram:

"It can't be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!" Bieber captioned the photo.

 

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It can't be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!

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