On the morning of January 26, 2020, a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter carrying one pilot and eight passengers, including former professional basketball player Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, crashed in Calabasas, California, around 30 miles (48 kilometres) northwest of Los Angeles.
All nine occupants of the helicopter, including the pilot, were killed in the crash. The victims included Kobe Bryant, Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna, college baseball coach John Altobelli, Altobelli’s wife Keri and daughter Alyssa, and elementary school basketball coach Christina Mauser. The Los Angeles County Coroner is currently extracting the bodies.
The world received the news of the crush with much grief and pain.
Here is how people across the globe reacted to Kobe’s death.
The rock on the campus of Michigan State University has been painted in honor of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who were killed in the helicopter crash earlier today in California.
Tonight, the CN Tower in Toronto Canada, is lit up purple and gold for Kobe the Black Mamba
Seeing cities across the country honoring Kobe is incredible.
Cleveland, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New York just to name a few
Fans flocked to Lower Merion High School, Kobe Bryant’s alma mater, to pay their respects to the late NBA legend.
Mercedes Benz lit up purple & gold for Kobe thats respect. From the West coast to the East coast, you will be missed.
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