Kanye West sent a tribute to basketball great Kobe Bryant following the tragic news that he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, Calf. He was 41.
“Kobe, We love you brother,” West began his Twitter post on Sunday.
He continued: “We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”
KOBE BRYANT DEAD: STARS PAY TRIBUTE TO NBA LEGEND KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH
West’s tweet incorporated an undated throwback image of himself with Bryant, rapper Mos Def and producer-rapper Swizz Beatz.
KOBE BRYANT AMONG THOSE KILLED IN CALIFORNIA HELICOPTER CRASH
Bryant and his daughter were among a total of nine passengers and crew who were killed in the wreckage that happened just north of Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times.
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Among others sharing their thoughts and prayers to Bryant’s family were Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Drake, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian and many others.
Bryant maintained a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA championships with the storied franchise.