Tributes pour in as Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash

According to TMZ, basketball legend and sporting superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash at the age of just 41.

The former Los Angeles Laker was reportedly in his private helicopter with at least three other people when it crashed into a Calabasas hillside on Sunday morning – there were no survivors.

Since the news broke, tributes from sports stars and fans alike have been pouring in as the sporting world mourns the loss of one of a great.

Just last night, LeBron James shared his fondest memories of Kobe Bryant with ESPN as he passed him on the all-time scorers list.

UPDATE: TMZ now reporting that the daughter of Kobe, Gianna Maria was also on board the helicopter. We hope to God this isn’t true.

Adrian Wojnarowski, known for his ‘Woj Bombs’ delivers the news on his Twitter this evening…

Fellow sporting stars such as Luka Doncic and Pat Mahomes share their sorrow following the breaking news as Kobe Bryant passes away.

Pundits, fans and celebrities alike have all taken to social media to express their devastation at the death of Kobe Bryant.

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from – this story will have touched you deeply as it has us. Tonight, we send out all of our thoughts and prayers to the families of Kobe Bryant, as well as the other passengers on board. It must be the toughest feeling in the world to go through something like this, and each and every one of them will be in our prayers for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to have coverage of this story if and when more details are revealed of this tragedy. Keep across it all on our Twitter page and website.

RIP Kobe, you will never ever be forgotten.

Kieran Harm
Kieran hails from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and holds a degree in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton. He covers a range of sports, specialising in football and NFL. Kieran is a long-suffering member of the Toon Army as well as a very proud member of Broncos Country.

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