NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday at 41 years old. His daughter 13-yar-old daughter Gianna also died in the accident.
Bryant has been married to his wife, Vanessa, since 2001. He leaves behind three other daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Carpi, who was born in June 2019 and is seven months old.
Here are the current and former cricketers who have sent out their tributes so far.
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Absolutely devastated to hear this news today. So many childhood memories of waking up early and watching this magician doing things on the court that I would be mesmerized by. Life is so unpredictable and fickle. His daughter Gianna passed away too in the crash. Iam absolutely Heartbroken. Rest in peace. Strength and condolences to the family 🙏
A true legend of the sporting world!
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) January 26, 2020
Shocked to hear that Kobe Bryant has passed away ! Such a great basketball player has just gone like this , makes us realise life is so vulnerable . RIP legend 🙏
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 26, 2020
Absolutely devastated by the tragic news of Kobe Bryant and his daughter. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans across the globe #KobeBryantRIP #KobeForever #Kobe pic.twitter.com/gPQcfDehUl
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 27, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Bryant Family and others involved in the tragedy. Kobe was an icon and an inspiration for many athletes. His unfortunate passing is a loss to world sports. #RIPMamba pic.twitter.com/4nbSBbhW46
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 27, 2020
Lost a legend today.
RIP “KOBE BRYANT “ pic.twitter.com/Az12CMir4i
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant died???😢 One of greatest sportsmen of our time is no more. #RIPKobe
— lets stay indoors India 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) January 27, 2020
Heroes come and go legends live forever. But this still hurts like hell. Very sad day. #RIPKobeBryant you inspired us all. God be with all the families who lost their love ones
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) January 27, 2020
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) January 27, 2020
You are forever alive in our hearts . pic.twitter.com/Zl0FMN9ctb
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) January 27, 2020
The world has lost an icon.
Kobe was one of the greatest of all times.
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Kobe , his daughter and others. Still can't believe it. #RIPMamba pic.twitter.com/xn7YOfXhXC
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 27, 2020
Rest in peace Kobe and his daughter and also the victims of the helicopter crash. Devastated 💔 pic.twitter.com/6vno0IZ3uK
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) January 27, 2020
What a legend..
Hope he finds peace wherever he is..!!
Gone too soon.
Rest in peace..!! pic.twitter.com/5Mikaq6IJj
— Paras Khadka (@paras77) January 27, 2020