NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday along with 9 others near Calabasas, Calif.

Kobe Bryant is one of the best and world-famous basketball players who dedicated his entire 20-years-long career playing for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He went on to win five NBA championships and got into NBA directly after his high school. Fondly called ‘The Mamba’, Kobe played for the Los Angeles Lakers and was awarded NBA most valuable player in 2008. He retired as the third-leading scorer in 2016.

The player and his daughter, Gianna were on their way with 9 others to an academy where he coached her team. According to reports, it will take several days to recover the bodies as the helicopter crashed near Calabasas, Calif. The NBA officials confirmed the news Sunday. Fans have been pouring their hearts out and paying their respects to their favourite star in an impromptu memorial outside the Mamba sports academy where he trained his daughter and her team. Many also shared their tribute on social media platforms. Celebrities and fans took to social media to pay tribute to their Mamba!

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Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. ? #RIP #KobeBryant #RIPMamba

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Grammy awards also paid their respect as they kept the spotlight on Kobe’s jersey lit for the entire show while artists sang for him.

May his soul RIP.