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Reactions pour in mourning loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 12:51:00-05

CALABASAS, Calif. – From athletes to politicians, public figures are reacting to the reports that Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California.

The basketball legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the five people who died when the aircraft went down in Calabasas around 10 a.m. Sunday, according to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

The sports community, celebrities and even President Donald Trump have begun to express their condolences online. Check out their reactions below:

Just can’t be.
Truly truly horrific.

Rest In Peace Kobe.

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant. Also praying for the other passengers that we lost and their families.

— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) January 26, 2020

Drew Brees on Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/OYnKAAyS0S

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 26, 2020

The impact Kobe had on the world cannot be expressed in words. RIP to a legend and a friend... 🙏🏼

— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) January 26, 2020