Yesterday afternoon, news broke that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven others perished in a deadly helicopter crash in California. Since then, tributes and words of mourning have poured in on social media.
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. pic.twitter.com/U3osyw6Pzu
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 27, 2020
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
Like everyone, I’m stunned and saddened by the news about Kobe Bryant. My heart is broken for his wife and family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 26, 2020
This is heartbreaking. Rest In Peace Kobe.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) January 26, 2020
Gianna and Kobe Rest with the Highest of Angels in Power & Peace 💔💔🙏🏾 🕊🕊 pic.twitter.com/6n9uZqXKxP
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) January 26, 2020
Our hearts and condolences go out to the family, friends and fans of all the victims on board.