NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. As the news about their death spread, people all over the world reacted with devastation. It cast a shadow on the 2020 Grammy Awards where several celebrities paid their respects to the basketball player. The ceremony itself began with a moment of silence initiated by the host, Alicia Keys. “We never imagined in a million years we’d have to start the show like this, so we wanted to do something that could describe a tiny bit how we all feel right now,” she said. Other celebrities such as John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, and even President Barack Obama took to social media to pay their tributes to the late basketball star. Here are their words of love and comfort:

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Naomi Wayker
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10 months ago

sooooo sad

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Naomi Wayker
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10 months ago

heartbroken right now

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10 months ago

This is beautiful.

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Amanda Villanueva
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10 months ago

This was a beautiful post

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Translation: "I have no words. All my love for Kobe's family and friends. It was a pleasure to meet you and share good times together. We lost a genius like no other."

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Nicholas Yu
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10 months ago

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Ugh. I highly doubt she even had a conversation with Kobe. This post is basically, "I know something tragic happened in the world today...but let's not forget about me, okay?"

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Carol Emory
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10 months ago

Best Kobe story ever! Thank you for sharing Jimmy!

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Jose Avila
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10 months ago (edited)

9 Angels....if you look up towards the heavens...when the time is right...you can see seven Other Angels taking Kobe and his daughter to that mansion in the sky...my most heartfelt and lasting condolences to all the families

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Meme_inspector12
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10 months ago

i forgive u

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Jose Avila
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10 months ago (edited)

and the people will tell the legend...they will say...,if you look up toward the Heavens...when the time is right...you will see seven OTHER ANGELS taking Kobe and his daughter to the mansion in the sky...my most heartfelt and ever lasting condolences to ALL families

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