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Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna Maria Onore, 13, were killed Sunday in a helicopter crash. They were on his private helicopter with seven other people when it crashed in Calabasas, CA, reports TMZ. There were no survivors.
Kobe leaves behind three daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, Capri, 7 months, and his wife Vanessa Bryant.
His friend and former teammate, Shaquille O’Neal, reacted to the news on Instagram. He posted several pictures of himself with Kobe, saying:
Michael Jordan has also issued a statement Kobe’s death, saying:
“I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe’s and Gianna’s passing. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling. 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 greats 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. Yvette joins me in sending my deepest condolences to Vanessa, the Lakers organization and basketball fans around the world.”