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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.”