Basketball fans flooded social media with memorials for Kobe Bryant after reports broke that the All-Star player was killed in a helicopter crash.
On Sunday morning, Bryant, 41, was flying above Calabasas, California, when his helicopter caught fire and crashed. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that all five people aboard the aircraft were killed in the crash. Bryant, a father of four, was believed to be headed to a Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center.
Dozens of celebrities, politicians, and former competitors posted about their heartbreak at the news on social media.