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The world is mourning over Kobe Bryant, daughter’s death

The world is mourning over Kobe Bryant, daughter’s death

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Today, the whole world is mourning over the sudden death of NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant. The 41-year-old basketball legend  died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in California.

According to report written on Washington Post, “Bryant was riding in an S-76 helicopter Sunday when it crashed just before 10 a.m. into a hillside near Calabasas, Calif., roughly 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The flight manifest listed nine people on board — one pilot and eight passengers — and there were no survivors, according to local authorities. Gianna Bryant, the former player’s 13-year-old daughter, was confirmed dead.”

Kobe Bryant
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The said news broke the hearts of people across the globe, especially NBA fans.

“Weather observations from the crash area indicated low clouds and restricted visibility, which may have obscured high terrain. The crash sparked a quarter-acre brush fire, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded with “15 pieces of apparatus and 56 personnel” to extinguish the blaze. In the hours after the crash, white smoke from the helicopter was visible from nearby Highway 101. Bryant regularly traveled by helicopter during and after his NBA career, and a large crowd of fans quickly descended upon the crash scene to pay their respects,” Washington Post wrote.

Josh Rubenstein, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman, said that the department’s Air Support division grounded its helicopters Sunday morning due to foggy conditions and didn’t fly until later in the afternoon.

“The weather situation did not meet our minimum standards for flying,” Rubenstein said.

Kobe Bryant
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The world is mourning

International celebrities and high-profile names reacted with shock, sadness, and respect over this sad Sunday news — one of them is Michael Jordan.

“I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe’s and Gianna’s passing,” he said in his statement.

“I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will miss those conversations very much. He was a fierce competitor, one of the greatest of the game and a creative force. Kobe was also an amazing dad who loved his family deeply — and took great pride in his daughter’s love for the game of basketball.”

Former US President Barack Obama

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Nick Ward

Dan Rather

Kendall Jenner

Ernest Owens

Kiefer Ravena

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Barbie Imperial

Janine Gutierrez

Sarah Lahbati

Jane de Leon

Kim Molina

https://twitter.com/kimsmolina/status/1221628213304053760

Rest in peace, Kobe!

 

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