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Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash: ‘heartbroken’ Twitter pays tribute

Kobe Bryant

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and several others in Calabasas, California on Sunday evening.

Following the news, celebrities and sports stars took to Twitter to pay tribute to the 41-year-old athlete and his daughter.

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“There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through with this tragedy of losing my niece Gigi & my brother,” tweeted fellow NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.

Fans also honoured the NBA star with quotes and tributes too.

“This is a monumental loss for the entire basketball community and our hearts are quite simply broken,” the NBA said in an official statement.

Bryant was a five-time NBA champion and double Olympic gold medallist.

“But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability,” the NBA concluded.

Feature image: screenshot, @SHAQ via Twitter

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