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Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday at 41 years old. His daughter Gianna Onore Braynt, 13, also died in the accident. Fans and fellow celebrities are already putting out their kind thoughts and heartfelt messages on social media.
Bryant has been married to his wife, Vanessa, since 2001. He leaves behind three other daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Carpi, who was born in June 2019 and is seven months old.
Here are the people who have sent out their well wishes so far.
“at loss for words right now. praying for this beautiful family,” Jenner wrote.
“Prayers up to his wife 😥🕊,” she wrote.
“This is too much,” she wrote. “Rest In Peace and love together, legends. Growing up a Kobe fan brought so much joy to my life, and I was so excited to see sweet Gigi play someday. Sending strength and my deepest condolences to Vanessa and the Bryant family during this unbelievable time.”
“I don’t have the words. Every ounce of my heart is with you, Vanessa,” Jenner said of Bryant’s wife. 💔”
The singer wrote a heartfelt tribute and gave a special shoutout to Gianna, whom she referred to as Gigi.
“This makes me so sad,” Lovato wrote. “Kobe you were always so sweet to me. Known you over 10 years.. not super well but we always joked about you coming over and playing that game of horse! You will he so missed by so many. You’re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe 💔💔💔 *update* I just heard his daughter Gigi was also in the accident and it breaks my heart. This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy. RIP Gigi beautiful girl.”
“My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy,” Swift wrote.” I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.”
“#KobeBryant you were the greatest,” Kaling said. “You made our city and the rest of the world so proud. Every basketball fan knew the magnificence of the Mamba. Love and healing to Vanessa and those little girls. God, this is just the worst ever.”
“No words,” Moore said. “Unfathomable and heartbreaking on every level. You don’t have to know someone personally to recognize their contribution to the world and their long lasting legacy as an athlete and a human. Thank you, Kobe. Sending all the love and prayers to Vanessa Bryant and their children.”
“It can’t be,” the singer wrote. “You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!”
“So devastated to confirm that Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria Onore Bryant was also in the helicopter with her dad and killed in the crash. They were heading to basketball practice at the Mamba Academy. This is beyond heartbreaking and hard to comprehend. 💔”
Gauff posted a video of Kobe in which he shared his advice to her on ESPN.
“This moment is so surreal that it doesn’t seem real and I have no clue what to say ❤️,” Shahdid wrote. “I’m beyond grateful to have witnessed his impact, how many people he’s inspired and uplifted on and off the court. My heart breaks for everyone on board and we send our prayers and love to their families ❤️”
“The pit in my stomach at hearing this news is indescribable,” Fanning wrote. “A larger than life legend. And that beautiful smile on his daughter Gianna’s face. I’m praying for everyone who lost a loved one in this devastating accident, for Kobe’s wife, his daughters and everyone who knew him.”
“This one is very painful,” Haddish wrote. “Rest in Peace King. I am praying for his Family. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”