Legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant, has just died in a California helicopter crash.
The ugly incident took place today, Sunday, January 26, and also claimed the life of his daughter 13 year old and two others.
According to TMZ, the 41-year-old was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky.
Nigerian celebrities and others across the world are already mourning the demise of the great basketball legend.
Bryant played for two decades with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships and making 18 All-Star Games before retiring after the 2016 season
Below are some of the reactions from Davido, Toke Makinwa, Beverly Naya and others.
“Kemi Adetiba I’m in shock. No words. Absolutely no words. I’ll have to come back for the words #BlackMamba”
Genevieve Nnaji wrote: He was more than a winner and Champion. He was the hero every daughter wished for. Rest In Peace Kobe and Gianna
Mercy Aigbe wrote: This is completely heart wrenching…., Father and Daughter gone just like that! Prayers up for the the entire family and loved ones! Sad
Davido: ” No be so … heartbreaking 💔 – ”
Leo Da Silva: ” Rest easy to a man that made me love basketball. R.I.P Mamba 💔
Toke Makinwa: “Lord noooo, hearing his daughter was on board too. This is so sad, like why???? Gosh I’m sick to my stomach
This is heart wrenching, not Kobe, whaaaaat!!!! Just like that? God pls console his family, such a legend, too sad. #BlackMamba #RipKobe.
Life is indeed but a dream, Lord teach us to number our days, so that we can apply wisdom. Rest In Peace to the black mamba, so sad, #RipKobe
Black Mamba 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 Nooooooo.”
Beverly Naya: “Kobe Bryant 💔, can’t even believe this. RIP, no words!”