Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Arjun Kapoor and other Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to pay a tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died on 26 January when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles, killing all nine people on board. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also with him.
Ranveer Singh shared a photo of Kobe in action during a basketball match.
Arjun Kapoor took to Instagram to write, “Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless. RIP. #kobebryant #blackmamba #24.”
Sharing a photo of her with the sportsman, Lara Dutta Bhupathi wrote that Bryant was ‘warm, funny and inclusive.’
Tamil actor Sidharth wrote on Twitter, “#kobebryant What a horrible tragedy. Transcendental sports legend. Gone too soon. Heartbreaking day.”
#KobeBryant— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 27, 2020
What a horrible tragedy. Transcendental sports legend. Gone too soon. Heartbreaking day.
Rishi Kapoor shared a photo of Ranbir with Kobe on Twitter and wrote, “Checked with Ranbir. Being an ardent fan of the game and Kobe himself, he was specially taken to watch a game Lakers v/s New York Nicks at the Madison Sq. Gardens,NY. After the game he gave his shoes and autographed it to Ranbir. This is during “Anjaana Anjaani”shoot in NY.
Checked with Ranbir.Being an ardent fan of the game and Kobe himself, he was specially taken to watch a game Lakers v/s New York Nicks at the Madison Sq. Gardens,NY. After the game he gave his shoes and autographed it to Ranbir. This is during “Anjana Anjani”shoot in NY. https://t.co/o5qrbmEi4D— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) January 27, 2020
Priyanka Chopra penned a long note for him. She took to Instagram to write that her first introduction to Kobe Bryant was when she was 13 and living in New York City.
Anushka Sharma, Priety Zinta, Neha Dhupia, Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar also took to Instagram to pen messages for him.
Speechless,the world has lost a Legendary Athlete,R.I.P The #BlackMamba of Basketball, Kobe Bryant & his daughter,Gianna.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 27, 2020
What u have done for so many kids including my niece whom u inspired to play basketball every day of her childhood,may u both comfort each other in heaven pic.twitter.com/qwQ8CffQ5F
I didn’t follow the sport and can’t claim to have known too much about him...but this untimely death of a father and daughter just breaks my heart...I hope the universes give strength to his family , friends and fans across the world....#KobeBryant #RIP— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 26, 2020
Hollywood celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio, Camila Cabello and Justin Bieber also mourned his death.
Kobe was truly larger than life, a legend. May he and all those who lost their lives today rest in peace. Love and condolences to his family. LA will never be the same.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) January 26, 2020
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