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Ranveer Singh, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra mourn the untimely passing of NBA player Kobe Bryant

In the most tragic news, LA Lakers' basketball superstar Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26 in Calabasas. TMZ Sports confirmed that Kobe was along with five people on the private helicopter before it went down. Along with him, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna also died in the crash along with her friend and her friend's parents.

Ranveer Singh, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra mourn the untimely passing of NBA player Kobe Bryant

This news has left everyone in shock as Kobe Bryant was 41 years old, survived by his wife Vanessa and four daughters. He was a five-time NBA champion during his 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18-time All Star, two-time NBA finals Most Valuable Player (MVP), and named the NBA’s MVP in 2008.

Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra among others took to their respective social media handles to pay tribute to the legend, known as Black Mamba.

 

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???? ???? #rip #kobe ????

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Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. ???? #RIP #KobeBryant #RIPMamba

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Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless. R.I.P @kobebryant #blackmamba #24

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ALSO READ: John Legend, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon and other Hollywood celebrities mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna

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