Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, also killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, also killed in helicopter crash

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

A source familiar with the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant says the former National Basketball Association star's 13-year-old daughter was among those onboard who were killed. The helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas shortly after 10 am local time.

People from across the scene have already taken to Twitter to express their sadness upon hearing the news of Bryant's passing.

The NBA lost one of the greatest to ever play the game today.

"As I tweet through my tears, I am so hurt". "Please no. Please god no".

"Nooooooo cmon someone say it ain't true... I'm shaking", he told Harris. You always encouraged me mamba.

Bryant points during the second quarter of Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center
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While NBA players tweeted their memorials and sympathies, actors, singers and others who frequent Los Angeles paid their respects to the legendary player. "I couldn't believe it".

Shaquille O'Neal is mourning the death of Kobe Bryant. "Our hearts and prayers go out to his family".

Actress Reese Witherspoon wrote that she was devastated by the news.

"Just devastated to hear about #KobeBryant".

Before his passing, Bryant tweeted on Saturday, congratulating Lebron James on passing him as the third all-time scorer in the National Basketball Association. Celebrities from Justin Bieber, 25, to Khloe Kardashian, 25, and many more all posted heartfelt words to him, with the "Yummy" singer writing, "It can't be". "This is a guy I've known for his entire career", Smith added, noting Bryant's career on and off the basketball court.

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